Installing Postgresql - HOWTO

cPanelTristan

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cPanelDavidG

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Ok. With a grip -- they have had these for quite a while. It's up to cpanel to keep up.
At this time, we support the latest versions of PostgreSQL the operating system supports, meaning this version of PostgreSQL has been tested against by the OS manufacturer against the OS for stability and performance issues. You mention possibly using PostgreSQL 8.2, CloudLinux, CentOS and RHEL all support PostgreSQL 8.4.x as of writing this post.

Currently, if you install PostgreSQL 9.x, you do so at your own risk if you do so before your operating system supports it.

If you prefer that we distribute PostgreSQL like we do for MySQL, you are welcome to provide constructive feedback (preferably something more mature than "what crap is this") on the feature request for this at:

http://forums.cpanel.net/f145/cpanel-should-distribute-postgresql-not-rely-os-vendor-166170.html

Alternatively, you can lobby the manufacturer of your operating system to accelerate testing and deployment of PostgreSQL into the operating system you use.
 

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Why do we all need to voice our opinion in that one topic, just out of curiosity? I think that the numerous posts here asking about upgrading to newer versions of PostgreSQL should be enough justification to look into creating and maintaining a dedicated PostgreSQL repository.
 

cPanelDavidG

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Why do we all need to voice our opinion in that one topic, just out of curiosity?
People may not know how to use the existing system.

Others may not want us to divert developer resources away from other projects at the moment to accommodate that particular request.

Maybe some prefer a RPM tested by their OS vendor against their OS

That's just 3 reasons I can think of offhand.