BUG #15793: Required Community Version Installs not the customized EnterpriseDB one.

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BUG #15793: Required Community Version Installs not the customized EnterpriseDB one.

PG Bug reporting form
The following bug has been logged on the website:

Bug reference:      15793
Logged by:          vinod viswanath
Email address:      [hidden email]
PostgreSQL version: 9.6.9
Operating system:   Windows
Description:        

Why the Postgres provides only windows installer certified by EnterpriseDB??
Is there any way i can get the Community version installer for windows?

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Re: BUG #15793: Required Community Version Installs not the customized EnterpriseDB one.

Magnus Hagander-2
On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 8:57 AM PG Bug reporting form <[hidden email]> wrote:
The following bug has been logged on the website:

Bug reference:      15793
Logged by:          vinod viswanath
Email address:      [hidden email]
PostgreSQL version: 9.6.9
Operating system:   Windows
Description:       

Why the Postgres provides only windows installer certified by EnterpriseDB??
Is there any way i can get the Community version installer for windows?

Hi!

If you go through the download page on www.postgresql.org you will get a PostgreSQL download that is pure PostgreSQL, that is hosted by EnterpriseDB. They only build the installer, but the database server being installed  is the normal PostgreSQL. 

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Re: BUG #15793: Required Community Version Installs not the customized EnterpriseDB one.

Stephen Frost
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Greetings,

* PG Bug reporting form ([hidden email]) wrote:
> Why the Postgres provides only windows installer certified by EnterpriseDB??
> Is there any way i can get the Community version installer for windows?

Great question.  Unfortunately, there isn't actually a "community
installer for Windows" currently today.  You can download the source
code for PostgreSQL and then compile it yourself, instructions for that
are available here:

https://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/install-windows.html

There are also some other commercial organizations which provide Windows
builds of open source PostgreSQL for their clients.

Thanks,

Stephen

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Re: BUG #15793: Required Community Version Installs not the customized EnterpriseDB one.

Thomas Munro-5
On Wed, May 8, 2019 at 2:44 AM Stephen Frost <[hidden email]> wrote:

> * PG Bug reporting form ([hidden email]) wrote:
> > Why the Postgres provides only windows installer certified by EnterpriseDB??
> > Is there any way i can get the Community version installer for windows?
>
> Great question.  Unfortunately, there isn't actually a "community
> installer for Windows" currently today.  You can download the source
> code for PostgreSQL and then compile it yourself, instructions for that
> are available here:
>
> https://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/install-windows.html
>
> There are also some other commercial organizations which provide Windows
> builds of open source PostgreSQL for their clients.

I'm not a Windows users and know very little about it, but Chocolatey
seems to be a leading package manager and distribution on Windows (for
example on cfbot.cputube.org I use it to install bison etc when
testing PostgreSQL code for CI, based on clues from Andrew Dunstan).
Sure enough, they seem to package PostgreSQL:

https://chocolatey.org/packages/postgresql

At a guess, I'd say the PostgreSQL community is unlikely to ever
provide an official "installer" (meaning stand-alone graphical
executable installer), but I suspect that projects like Chocolatey are
probably a reasonable way to consume it if (like me) you hate
"installers" and you just want the straight PostgreSQL code + minimal
packaging to make it deal with minor upgrades in a coherent fashion
and share libraries coherently with other packages on your system.
That said, I haven't ever tried to use that and have no idea how well
it works.

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