Usually tar.gz (Tarball source-code distributions)
are quit easy to install.
tar -xvf distribution.tar
I don't think RPMs are the way to go but you will find
them e.g with a google search for
DBD::Pg would be rather difficult to install via RPM. The module actually requires the variables POSTGRES_INCLUDE and POSTGRES_LIB to be set (use 'export' for sh and 'setenv' for csh). You need to have the postgres libraries installed. Furthermore, each platform would require a separate rpm based on the hardware architecture. You might try looking on rpmfind.net for a PostgreSQL rpm, and then building DBD::Pg yourself.
Yes, it's a little trouble, but I think you'll find that postgres is an awesome database and it's totally worth it.
Laziness, Impatience, Hubris, and Generosity.
you can probably get the gzipped source to install if you set the POSTGRES_INCLUDE and POSTGRES_LIB environment variables before starting the installation. the newest postgresql installs these in /usr/local/pgsql/include and /usr/local/pgsql/lib. to simplify matters, just invoke csh, type
setenv POSTGRES_INCLUDE='/usr/local/pgsql/include' and
then go through the build process (perl Makefile.PL etc.)
if it helps any, i've cussed at this a bit myself.
Ralphie, this is a kind of follow-up discussion
to PostgreSQL/Perl where some of us tried to help
fellow monk dustbuster, but at the moment I do not
have any clue what went wrong.
Maybe you or other monks have some idea to help
dustbuster if you review the mentioned node.
I was having problems intalling the DBD:Pg.
Then I somehow manged to corrupt X Windows
Ended up having to reinstall Red Hat and here we
This time I'll set the variables first, before installing
I also have a bug with Red Hat 7
I can't log on using GNOME to the postgres user
yet I can do it through the command line. Any ideas?