Before I wrote this blog post, I had thought there was no binary package for PostgreSQL server for FreeBSD 11 running on Raspberry Pi. Hmm… how wrong I was! I just wasted the whole night compiling Postgres from source. DOH!
Anyhow, here’s the step I took to do it. If you’re familiar with FreeBSD, there’s nothing new here. But, I only use FreeBSD once in awhile, and so I tend to forget a lot what I do.
cd /usr/ports/databases/postgresql94-server make config make install clean
After a very long time of waiting, I was presented with the following message:
To initialize the database, run /usr/local/etc/rc.d/postgresql initdb You can then start PostgreSQL by running: /usr/local/etc/rc.d/postgresql start For postmaster settings, see ~pgsql/data/postgresql.conf NB. FreeBSD's PostgreSQL port logs to syslog by default See ~pgsql/data/postgresql.conf for more info ====================================================================== To run PostgreSQL at startup, add 'postgresql_enable="YES"' to /etc/rc.conf
Let’s initialize the database:
# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/postgresql initdb Cannot 'initdb' postgresql. Set postgresql_enable to YES in /etc/rc.conf or use 'oneinitdb' instead of 'initdb'.
# echo 'postgresql_enable="YES"' >> /etc/rc.conf
Please note that I used ‘>>’ to append the above line to /etc/rc.conf. Alternatively, just append that line with a text editor such as Vim or Nano.
# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/postgresql initdb The files belonging to this database system will be owned by user "pgsql". This user must also own the server process. The database cluster will be initialized with locale "C". The default text search configuration will be set to "english". Data page checksums are disabled. creating directory /usr/local/pgsql/data ... ok creating subdirectories ... ok selecting default max_connections ... 100 selecting default shared_buffers ... 128MB selecting dynamic shared memory implementation ... posix creating configuration files ... ok creating template1 database in /usr/local/pgsql/data/base/1 ... ok initializing pg_authid ... ok initializing dependencies ... ok creating system views ... ok loading system objects' descriptions ... ok creating collations ... ok creating conversions ... ok creating dictionaries ... ok setting privileges on built-in objects ... ok creating information schema ... ok loading PL/pgSQL server-side language ... ok vacuuming database template1 ... ok opying template1 to template0 ... ok copying template1 to postgres ... ok syncing data to disk ... ok WARNING: enabling "trust" authentication for local connections You can change this by editing pg_hba.conf or using the option -A, or --auth-local and --auth-host, the next time you run initdb. Success. You can now start the database server using: /usr/local/bin/postgres -D /usr/local/pgsql/data or /usr/local/bin/pg_ctl -D /usr/local/pgsql/data -l logfile start
That’s it. Well, next time I want to install Postgres server again, I’ll run this command instead:
# pkg install postgresql94-server-9.4.2