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PostgreSQL packages for Debian and Ubuntu

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group (PGDG) maintains an APT repository of PostgreSQL packages for Debian and Ubuntu located at http://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt/. We aim at building PostgreSQL server packages as well as extensions and modules packages on several Debian/Ubuntu releases for all PostgreSQL versions supported.

Currently, we support

  • Debian 6 (squeeze), 7 (wheezy), 8 (jessie) and unstable (sid) 64/32 bit (amd64/i386)
  • Ubuntu 12.04 (precise), 14.04 (trusty), 14.10 (utopic) 64/32 bit (amd64/i386)
  • PostgreSQL 8.4, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4
  • Server extensions such as Slony-I, various PL languages, and datatypes
  • Applications like pgadmin3, pgbouncer, and pgpool-II

Packages for older PostgreSQL versions and older Debian/Ubuntu distributions will continue to stay in the repository; updates for those will be provided on an ad-hoc basis.


Create /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pgdg.list. The distributions are called codename-pgdg. In the example, replace wheezy with the actual distribution you are using:

deb http://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt/ wheezy-pgdg main

(You may determine the codename of your distribution by running lsb_release -c). For a shorthand version of the above, presuming you are using a supported release:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt/ $(lsb_release -cs)-pgdg main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pgdg.list'

Import the repository key from https://www.postgresql.org/media/keys/ACCC4CF8.asc, update the package lists, and start installing packages:

sudo apt-get install wget ca-certificates
wget --quiet -O - https://www.postgresql.org/media/keys/ACCC4CF8.asc | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.4 pgadmin3

Alternately, this shell script will automate the repository setup. Note that the shell script leaves the source package repo commented out; if you need source packages, you will need to modify /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pgdg.list to enable it.

Have a look at the FAQ.

Note: This repository provides "postgresql", "postgresql-contrib", and "postgresql-client" meta-packages that depend on the latest postgresql-x.y, ... packages, similar to the ones present in Debian and Ubuntu. Once a new PostgreSQL version is released, these meta-packages will be updated to depend on the new version. If you rather want to stay with a particular PostgreSQL version, you should install specific packages like "postgresql-9.4" instead of "postgresql".

For packages of development/alpha/beta versions of PostgreSQL, see the FAQ entry about beta versions.




  • Mailing list: pgsql-pkg-debian@postgresql.org (Archives)
  • IRC channel: #postgresql-apt @ irc.freenode.net
  • People: Christoph Berg <myon@debian.org>, Dimitri Fontaine <dimitri@2ndquadrant.fr>, Magnus Hagander <magnus@hagander.net>


Please report bugs on the pgsql-pkg-debian@postgresql.org mailing list, or open a bug in the Debian BTS.



Work on setting up the archive was kindly supported by credativ, 2ndQuadrant, Redpill Linpro, and funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement 258862.

The build server is kindly hosted by DG-i. The archive is hosted on postgresql.org hardware.

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