PostgreSQL 8.3 in pkg.opensolaris.org repository (Mostly)

PostgreSQL 8.3.4 is now in the pkg.opensolaris.org repository (most of it). Since there is still no single manifest tag for all the files yet, so I thought I will highlight the names of the packages (specially the main ones with name changes) for a easy reference. Also as Hugo found that one of the packages is missing in the repository (SUNWpostgr-83-server-data-root) which needs tracking down.

The main pkgs  to be installed (via "pkg install pkgnames") are as follows

  • SUNWpostgr-83-server
  • SUNWpostgr-83-libs  (pulled by SUNWpostgr-83-server as dependent)
  • SUNWpostgr-83-client
  • SUNWpostgr-jdbc
  • SUNWpostgr-83-docs
  • SUNWpostgr-83-contrib
  • SUNWpostgr-83-devel
  • SUNWpostgr-83-pl
  • SUNWpostgr-83-tcl
  • SUNWpgbouncer-pg83

 Note pgbouncer is now part of the repository also.

Note the JDBC package now includes the latest support and there is no seperate version to download.

Update : SUNWpostgr-83-server-data-root is no longer required and is part of SUNWpostgr-83-server



Comments:

Great news! Do you have any update on the missing package?

Posted by Istvan on October 31, 2008 at 05:30 AM EDT #

Ok, here is a dumb question. I installed solaris express community edition b99 because I have a sun blade 1000, and opensolaris isnt built for sparc.

I dont have pkg. Can I install it?

-Andy

Posted by andy on October 31, 2008 at 06:16 AM EDT #

Hi Andy,

If you are using SXCE build 89 or later, PostgreSQL 8.3 is already bundled in it. Did you check under /usr/postgres/8.3 ?

Posted by Jignesh Shah on October 31, 2008 at 06:21 AM EDT #

Yes, I'm already using pg 8.3.3 thats packaged with build 99. I was just wondering how to update to 8.3.4 because I dont have pkg.

Posted by Andy on October 31, 2008 at 09:23 AM EDT #

Is OpenSolaris stable enough to run BusinessApp for example: Openbravo ERP? I am always thinking whether or not to use OpenSolaris to run ERP.

Which version of OpenSolaris do you recommend (2008.05/SXCE,etc.)?

Posted by Terence Ng on November 01, 2008 at 01:44 AM EDT #

All OpenSolaris builds are generally stable but the best way to put confidence in a build is to see which builds are supported as part of OpenSolaris Subscription. You will find that the versions OpenSolaris 2008.05 or the upcoming OpenSolaris 2008.11 are the ones to run BusinessApp since Subscription support is available for those versions.

http://www.sun.com/service/opensolaris/index.jsp

In short go for the same versions where subscription or other kind of support is available.

The other option is to go for time tested train of Solaris 10 where the latest update is Solaris 10 10/08 which is now available.

Posted by Jignesh Shah on November 01, 2008 at 04:37 AM EDT #

Hi Andy,

While you are waiting for new builds which will update the version of 8.3 to 8.3.5 which is the latest, you can always download the community packages for OpenSolaris and Solaris 10 from the following location.

http://www.postgresql.org/ftp/binary/v8.3.5/solaris/

For Nevada trains which includes Solaris Express Community Edition (SXCE) as well as Solaris Express Developer Edition (SXDE), you can use the OpenSolaris builds from the above location. If you are using Solaris 10 then use the Solaris 10 binaries from above link.

Posted by Jignesh Shah on November 01, 2008 at 04:57 AM EDT #

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