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SteelCore
August 17th, 2010, 01:14 AM
I'm currently reading this 2005 book on PostgreSQL. In it there is a list of packages that need to be installed in order to go thru the examples of the book. These are:
postgresql
postgresql-libs
postgresql-server
postgresql-contrib
postgresql-devel
postgresql-docs
postgresql-jdbc
postgresql-odbc
postgresql-pl
postgresql-python
postgresql-tcl
postgresql-test
According to Ch3, the first 3 are sufficient for the book.
Naturally I used Synaptic but only managed to find postgresql and postgresql-contrib. There are lots of other entries that contain the word 'postgresql' but don't exactly match the above list and it is not clear to me whether they need to be installed or not. Thank you for any help on this.

stoogiebuncho
August 18th, 2010, 02:48 AM
Try looking through this page:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PostgreSQL

SteelCore
August 19th, 2010, 03:53 AM
Try looking through this page:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PostgreSQL

This a good link but lacks the required depth. It does refer to the man pages but that is hardly the place to get a beginner's insight into the topic.
I've installed Postgresql from source code to be able to follow the book and if I get to finish reading it, I'll probably post my notes somewhere to help others who might was to use it with Ubuntu.