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Víctor Adrián
Víctor Adrián

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How to install PostgreSQL in Manjaro Linux

Installation process

Setting up PostgreSQL in Manjaro Linux is very easy.

Just follow these steps and you’ll have a working installation in no time.

Install the postgresql package:

sudo pacman -S postgresql
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Then setup a password for the postgres user with:

sudo passwd postgres
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Switch to the postgres user account and initialize the database cluster:

sudo su postgres -l # or sudo -u postgres -i
initdb --locale $LANG -E UTF8 -D '/var/lib/postgres/data/'
exit
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Options for initdb are as follows:

  • --locale is the one defined in /etc/locale.conf.
  • -E is the default encoding for new databases.
  • -D is the default location for storing the database cluster.

Now, start and enable the postgresql.service:

sudo systemctl enable --now postgresql.service
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That’s it!

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Mostafa Shaaban

Great tutorial, Thank you so much

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ismail courr

Thank you for this tuto 🙏🏻