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How To Build Your Own PostgreSQL (and related software) RPMs on CentOS/RHEL/Fedora

Even though there is a wide range of RPMs for PostgreSQL and related projects in the repositories, some people don't want to use prebuilt options, or may apply some specific patches. Also, some companies prefer to build their packages from srpms, per their IT policy -- so they maintain their own packages.

This is very easy if you use the PostgreSQL RPM Repository infrastructure. Now, I will go over the details for it. Continue reading "How To Build Your Own PostgreSQL (and related software) RPMs on CentOS/RHEL/Fedora"

How to install PostgreSQL 9.0 Beta 1 to Fedora/CentOS/RHEL

I have been working over the last months for PostgreSQL 9.0 RPMs. As Debian/Ubuntu folks have been doing over the years, I now enabled multiple PostgreSQL installation with RPMs.

Given that PostgreSQL 9.0 Beta 1 was released yesterday, we need more people to test it. Currently we have RPMs for Fedora 7,8,12, and RHEL/CentOS 4,5 for all architectures.

Anyway, this is a quick guide about installing PostgreSQL 9.0 Beta1 (which will probably apply to stable release as well) on Fedora/CentOS/RHEL. Currently none of these distros have PostgreSQL 9.0 in their stable / development trees, so I will use my repository here.

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Installing, configuring, running and administrating Slony-I 2.0 on Red Hat / CentOS using RPMs - Part II

(Typos and grammar errors fixed. Thanks Lacey)

Part II: Slony-I basics and Slony-I configuration - slon.conf

Slony-I basics

slon is the deamon that is responsible for replication. It needs to be installed for each node, as described in the first part of the article.
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