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Sun, 11 Sep 2016

A basic example of installing and setting up Postgresql 9.4 on Debian 8 (Jessie)

A very basic example with a very simple configuration, for further information see Debian Wiki and this informative post by Stuart Ellis

Install the following packages as a minimum (the Debian wiki also recommends installing 3 other packages (see ealier web link))

root@hal:~# apt-get install postgresql postgresql-client

Switch to the postgres user, create an account for an existing user, then create a database called basic_example

root@hal:~# su - postgres
postgres@hal:~$ createuser jamespk
postgres@hal:~$ createdb -O jamespk basic_example

As the user referenced in the above command, connect to the basic_example database and issue some basic SQL to create a table, insert two records, then run a basic select query. SQL sample courtesy of a YO Linux Tutorial

jamespk@hal:~$ psql basic_example
psql (9.4.9)
Type "help" for help.

basic_example=> create table employee (Name char(20),Dept char(20),jobTitle char(20));
basic_example=> INSERT INTO employee VALUES ('Fred Flinstone','Quarry Worker','Rock Digger');
basic_example=> INSERT INTO employee VALUES ('Wilma Flinstone','Finance','Analyst');
basic_example=> select * from employee; name | dept | jobtitle
Fred Flinstone | Quarry Worker | Rock Digger
Wilma Flinstone | Finance | Analyst
(2 rows)

A reminder of what port posgresql runs on and show which config file is being used:

root@hal:~# netstat -pnlt | grep postgres
tcp 0 0* LISTEN 948/postgres
tcp6 0 0 ::1:5432 :::* LISTEN 948/postgres
root@hal:~# su - postgres
postgres@hal:~$ psql
postgres=# show config_file;
(1 row)

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