Install PostgreSQL Using Brew On OSX

Posted By Weston Ganger

Everyone deserves some quick copy & paste action for their system setup.

Here a quick setup for PostgreSQL on OSX using brew

# update & install
brew update
brew install postgres

# create postgres db
postgres -D /usr/local/var/postgres

create your username db
createdb `whoami`

# login to using your user account for first time

# Start Automatically on System Starup
mkdir -p ~/Library/LaunchAgents
ln -sfv /usr/local/opt/postgresql/*.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents
launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.postgresql.plist

# Optional: Install AdminPack for PgAdmin
psql postgres -c 'CREATE EXTENSION "adminpack";'

Now your rockin with PostgreSQL!

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Article Topic:Software Development - OSX

Date:March 09, 2016