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PostgreSQL Reference Manual - Volume 3 - Server Administration Guide
by The PostgreSQL Global Development Group
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ISBN 0954612043
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1.7 Supported Platforms

PostgreSQL has been verified by the developer community to work on the platforms listed below. A supported platform generally means that PostgreSQL builds and installs according to these instructions and that the regression tests pass. “Build farm” entries refer to active test machines in the PostgreSQL Build Farm. Platform entries that show an older version of PostgreSQL are those that did not receive explicit testing at the time of release of version 8.2 but that we still expect to work.

Note: If you are having problems with the installation on a supported platform, please write to pgsql-bugs at postgresql.org or pgsql-ports at postgresql.org, not to the people listed here.

OS Processor Version Notes
AIX PowerPC 8.2.0 Build farm grebe (5.3, gcc 4.0.1); kookaburra (5.2, cc 6.0); asp (5.2, gcc 3.3.2)
see ‘doc/FAQ_AIX’, particularly if using AIX 5.3 ML3
AIX RS6000 8.0.0 Hans-Jürgen Schönig (hs at cybertec.at), 2004-12-06
see ‘doc/FAQ_AIX’
BSD/OS x86 8.1.0 Bruce Momjian (pgman at candle.pha.pa.us), 2005-10-26
4.3.1
Debian GNU/Linux Alpha 8.2.0 Build farm hare (3.1, gcc 3.3.4)
Debian GNU/Linux AMD64 8.2.0 Build farm shad (4.0, gcc 4.1.2); kite (3.1, gcc 4.0); panda (sid, gcc 3.3.5)
Debian GNU/Linux ARM 8.2.0 Build farm penguin (3.1, gcc 3.3.4)
Debian GNU/Linux Athlon XP 8.2.0 Build farm rook (3.1, gcc 3.3.5)
Debian GNU/Linux IA64 8.2.0 Build farm dugong (unstable, icc 9.1.045)
Debian GNU/Linux m68k 8.0.0 Noèl Köthe (noel at debian.org), 2004-12-09
sid
Debian GNU/Linux MIPS 8.2.0 Build farm otter (3.1, gcc 3.3.4)
Debian GNU/Linux MIPSEL 8.2.0 Build farm lionfish (3.1, gcc 3.3.4); corgi (3.1, gcc 3.3.4)
Debian GNU/Linux PA-RISC 8.2.0 Build farm manatee (3.1, gcc 4.0.1); kingfisher (3.1, gcc 3.3.5)
Debian GNU/Linux PowerPC 8.0.0 Noèl Köthe (noel at debian.org), 2004-12-15
sid
Debian GNU/Linux Sparc 8.1.0 Build farm dormouse (3.1, gcc 3.2.5; 64-bit)
Debian GNU/Linux x86 8.2.0 Build farm wildebeest (3.1, gcc 3.3.5)
Fedora Linux AMD64 8.2.0 Build farm impala (FC6, gcc 4.1.1); bustard (FC5, gcc 4.1.0); wasp (FC5, gcc 4.1.0); viper (FC3, gcc 3.4.4)
Fedora Linux PowerPC 8.2.0 Build farm sponge (FC5, gcc 4.1.0)
Fedora Linux x86 8.2.0 Build farm agouti (FC5, gcc 4.1.1); thrush (FC1, gcc 3.3.2)
FreeBSD AMD64 8.2.0 Build farm platypus (6, gcc 3.4.4); dove (6.1, gcc 3.4.4); ermine (6.1, gcc 3.4.4)
FreeBSD x86 8.2.0 Build farm minnow (6.1, gcc 3.4.4); echidna (6, gcc 3.4.2); herring (6, Intel cc 7.1)
Gentoo Linux AMD64 8.1.0 Build farm caribou (2.6.9, gcc 3.3.5)
Gentoo Linux IA64 8.2.0 Build farm stoat (2.6, gcc 3.3)
Gentoo Linux PowerPC 64 8.2.0 Build farm cobra (1.4.16, gcc 3.4.3)
Gentoo Linux x86 8.2.0 Build farm mongoose (1.6.14, icc 9.0.032)
HP-UX IA64 8.2.0 Tom Lane (tgl at sss.pgh.pa.us), 2006-10-23
11.23, gcc and cc; see ‘doc/FAQ_HPUX’
HP-UX PA-RISC 8.2.0 Tom Lane (tgl at sss.pgh.pa.us), 2006-10-23
10.20 and 11.23, gcc and cc; see ‘doc/FAQ_HPUX’
IRIX MIPS 8.1.0 Kenneth Marshall (ktm at is.rice.edu), 2005-11-04
6.5, cc only
Kubuntu Linux AMD64 8.2.0 Build farm rosella (5.10 “Breezy”, gcc 4.0)
Mac OS X PowerPC 8.2.0 Build farm tuna (10.4.2, gcc 4.0)
Mac OS X x86 8.2.0 Build farm jackal (10.4.8, gcc 4.0.1)
Mandriva Linux x86 8.2.0 Build farm gopher (Mandriva 2006, gcc 4.0.1)
NetBSD m68k 8.2.0 Build farm osprey (2.0, gcc 3.3.3)
NetBSD x86 8.2.0 Build farm gazelle (3.0, gcc 3.3.3); canary (1.6, gcc 2.95.3)
OpenBSD AMD64 8.2.0 Build farm zebra (4.0, gcc 3.3.5)
OpenBSD Sparc 8.0.0 Chris Mair (list at 1006.org), 2005-01-10
3.3
OpenBSD Sparc64 8.2.0 Build farm spoonbill (3.9, gcc 3.3.5)
OpenBSD x86 8.2.0 Build farm emu (4.0, gcc 3.3.5); guppy (3.8, gcc 3.3.5)
minor ecpg test failure on 3.8
Red Hat Linux AMD64 8.1.0 Tom Lane (tgl at sss.pgh.pa.us), 2005-10-23
RHEL 4
Red Hat Linux IA64 8.1.0 Tom Lane (tgl at sss.pgh.pa.us), 2005-10-23
RHEL 4
Red Hat Linux PowerPC 8.1.0 Tom Lane (tgl at sss.pgh.pa.us), 2005-10-23
RHEL 4
Red Hat Linux PowerPC 64 8.1.0 Tom Lane (tgl at sss.pgh.pa.us), 2005-10-23
RHEL 4
Red Hat Linux S/390 8.1.0 Tom Lane (tgl at sss.pgh.pa.us), 2005-10-23
RHEL 4
Red Hat Linux S/390x 8.1.0 Tom Lane (tgl at sss.pgh.pa.us), 2005-10-23
RHEL 4
Red Hat Linux x86 8.1.0 Tom Lane (tgl at sss.pgh.pa.us), 2005-10-23
RHEL 4
Slackware Linux x86 8.1.0 Sergey Koposov (math at sai.msu.ru), 2005-10-24
10.0
Solaris Sparc 8.2.0 Build farm hyena (Solaris 10, gcc 3.4.3)
see ‘doc/FAQ_Solaris’
Solaris x86 8.2.0 Build farm dragonfly (Solaris 9, gcc 3.2.3); kudu (Solaris 9, cc 5.3)
see ‘doc/FAQ_Solaris’
SUSE Linux AMD64 8.1.0 Josh Berkus (josh at agliodbs.com), 2005-10-23
SLES 9.3
SUSE Linux IA64 8.0.0 Reinhard Max (max at suse.de), 2005-01-03
SLES 9
SUSE Linux PowerPC 8.0.0 Reinhard Max (max at suse.de), 2005-01-03
SLES 9
SUSE Linux PowerPC 64 8.0.0 Reinhard Max (max at suse.de), 2005-01-03
SLES 9
SUSE Linux S/390 8.0.0 Reinhard Max (max at suse.de), 2005-01-03
SLES 9
SUSE Linux S/390x 8.0.0 Reinhard Max (max at suse.de), 2005-01-03
SLES 9
SUSE Linux x86 8.0.0 Reinhard Max (max at suse.de), 2005-01-03
9.0, 9.1, 9.2, SLES 9
Tru64 UNIX Alpha 8.1.0 Honda Shigehiro (fwif0083 at mb.infoweb.ne.jp), 2005-11-01
5.0, cc 6.1-011
Ubuntu Linux x86 8.2.0 Build farm caracara (6.06, gcc 4.0.3)
UnixWare x86 8.2.0 Build farm warthog (7.1.4, cc 4.2)
see ‘doc/FAQ_SCO’
Windows x86 8.2.0 Build farm yak (XP SP2, gcc 3.4.2); bandicoot (Windows 2000 Pro, gcc 3.4.2); snake (Windows Server 2003 SP1, gcc 3.4.2); trout (Windows Server 2000 SP4, gcc 3.4.2)
see ‘doc/FAQ_MINGW’
Windows with Cygwin x86 8.2.0 Build farm eel (W2K Server SP4, gcc 3.4.4)
see ‘doc/FAQ_CYGWIN’
Yellow Dog Linux PowerPC 8.1.0 Build farm carp (4.0, gcc 3.3.3)
Unsupported Platforms:. The following platforms used to work but have not been tested recently. We include these here to let you know that these platforms could be supported if given some attention.
OS Processor Version Notes
Debian GNU/Linux S/390 7.4 Noèl Köthe (noel at debian.org), 2003-10-25
FreeBSD Alpha 7.4 Peter Eisentraut (peter_e at gmx.net), 2003-10-25
4.8
Linux PlayStation 2 8.0.0 Chris Mair (list at 1006.org), 2005-01-09
requires --disable-spinlocks (works, but very slow)
NetBSD Alpha 7.2 Thomas Thai (tom at minnesota.com), 2001-11-20
1.5W
NetBSD arm32 7.4 Patrick Welche (prlw1 at newn.cam.ac.uk), 2003-11-12
1.6ZE/acorn32
NetBSD MIPS 7.2.1 Warwick Hunter (whunter at agile.tv), 2002-06-13
1.5.3
NetBSD PowerPC 7.2 Bill Studenmund (wrstuden at netbsd.org), 2001-11-28
1.5
NetBSD Sparc 7.4.1 Peter Eisentraut (peter_e at gmx.net), 2003-11-26
1.6.1, 32-bit
NetBSD VAX 7.1 Tom I. Helbekkmo (tih at kpnQwest.no), 2001-03-30
1.5
SCO OpenServer x86 7.3.1 Shibashish Satpathy (shib at postmark.net), 2002-12-11
5.0.4, gcc; see also ‘doc/FAQ_SCO’
SunOS 4 Sparc 7.2 Tatsuo Ishii (t-ishii at sra.co.jp), 2001-12-04
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