Install PostgreSQL 9.6 on Raspbian – Raspberry PI

How to install PostgreSQL 9.6 on Raspbian

In this tutorial, I will show you How to install PostgreSQL 9.6 on Raspbian. You will see how to Install PostgreSQL on Raspbian is very easy and quick to install and use.

Before installing here is short description about PostgreSQL

install postgresql 9.6 on raspbian

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness. It runs on all major operating systems, including Linux, UNIX (AIX, BSD, HP-UX, SGI IRIX, Mac OS X, Solaris, Tru64), and Windows. It is fully ACID compliant, has full support for foreign keys, joins, views, triggers, and stored procedures (in multiple languages). It includes most SQL:2008 data types, including INTEGER, NUMERIC, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, DATE, INTERVAL, and TIMESTAMP. It also supports storage of binary large objects, including pictures, sounds, or video. It has native programming interfaces for C/C++, Java, .Net, Perl, Python, Ruby, Tcl, ODBC, among others, and exceptional documentation.

PostgreSQL Apt Repository

Firstly we need to add postgresql apt repository. Open /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pgdg.list and add the following line in that file.

deb http://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt/ xenial-pgdg main

Import the signing key

wget --quiet -O - https://www.postgresql.org/media/keys/ACCC4CF8.asc | apt-key add -

Update the package lists

apt update

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Install Postgresql

apt-get install postgresql-9.6 postgresql-contrib libpq-dev

Start ad enable Services of postgresql

systemctl start postgresql

systemctl enable postgresql

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PostgreSQL installation is done. If you want to use postgreSQL log in postgres account by typing following command

root@installvirtual:~# su - postgres
postgres@installvirtual:~$ psql
psql (9.6.3)
Type "help" for help.
postgres=# \du
List of roles
Role name | Attributes | Member of
-----------+------------------------------------------------------------+-----------
postgres | Superuser, Create role, Create DB, Replication, Bypass RLS | {}
postgres=#
postgres=#

Now use the postgresql as you want to use. To get the help use \h command.

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