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Hi,

Does pgsql have anything like non-installer for linux i.e tar-gzipped bundle
(as is available for linux in the form of zip file) which I can untar /unzip
in the target machine? Basically I do not want to use rpm to install as it
might fail due to dependency issues. So, if I have a custom built (for
various flavours and versions of linux) bundle, I can just unbundle the same
in a specified directory and start using it. Right now, if I use rpm for
installing pgsql, it installs the files in various directories (like in
/usr/bin, /var/lib/pgsql etc). Basically I wanted all the libraries,
binaries and the database to come under a common parent directory.

Hope I have made sense. Any help is highly appreciated.
Thanks for any help.
Regards
- Siva

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  • Tom Lane at Jun 20, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    "Sivaramakrishnan Nageswaran" <sivaramakrishnan.nageswaran@gmail.com> writes:
    Does pgsql have anything like non-installer for linux i.e tar-gzipped bundle
    (as is available for linux in the form of zip file) which I can untar /unzip
    in the target machine? Basically I do not want to use rpm to install as it
    might fail due to dependency issues.
    To be blunt, you're out of your mind. You're going to end up
    reinventing rpm, badly. If an rpm install fails due to dependencies
    it's a good indication that the software wouldn't have worked when
    installed.

    regards, tom lane
  • Robert Treat at Jun 20, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    On Friday 20 June 2008 10:05:54 Tom Lane wrote:
    "Sivaramakrishnan Nageswaran" <sivaramakrishnan.nageswaran@gmail.com>
    writes:
    Does pgsql have anything like non-installer for linux i.e tar-gzipped
    bundle (as is available for linux in the form of zip file) which I can
    untar /unzip in the target machine? Basically I do not want to use rpm to
    install as it might fail due to dependency issues.
    To be blunt, you're out of your mind. You're going to end up
    reinventing rpm, badly. If an rpm install fails due to dependencies
    it's a good indication that the software wouldn't have worked when
    installed.
    That said, I believe postgres plus will do this for you. See
    http://www.postgresrocks.com for download options.

    --
    Robert Treat
    Build A Brighter LAMP :: Linux Apache {middleware} PostgreSQL

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