(Updated) Getting used to systemd: Installing and running PostgreSQL on Fedora 16+

Note: I updated this post based on a comment by Mikko Tiihonen. I did not remove his comment, so that you can see it)

Fedora has been using systemd, instead of SysV init scripts over the last 3 releases or so. Fedora 16 was the first release that really adopted their init scripts to systemd. There is still a long way to go there it seems, but that is not the topic of this blog post.

Credits first: Tom Lane did most of the work on the systemd changes, and I copied them to PGDG packags. All I did was adjusting them for PGDG layout.

...and a disclaimer: Currently, init-script related stuff is pretty much different between Fedora and PGDG packages -- as you can guess, Fedora packages are much better than PGDG ones, but I'll close the gap pretty soon.

So, this blog post summarizes what is available on Fedora 16 and 17.


PostgreSQL 9.2.0 released -- also the RPMs!

PostgreSQL 9.2 was released a few hours before. This is mostly a performance release, and shows great improvement as compared to the previous releases.

...and for sure, I released RPMs for 9.2, too.

Click here to download the 9.2 repo RPMs first.

RPMs are currently available for:

- RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux 6 - 32-bit and 64-bit

- RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux 5 - 32-bit and 64-bit

- Fedora 17 - 32- bit and 64-bit

- Fedora 16 - 32- bit and 64-bit

I dropped RHEL 4 support as of 9.2, since it was also EOLed by Red Hat, too. There is a slight chance for Fedora 15 packages, but don't hold your breath. I'll push Fedora 18 packages, as soon as Fedora 18 is released.

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