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How to install Postgres 9.6 on Ubuntu 16.04 in 30 seconds

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Postgres is a widely used database engine that comes with a lot of powerful features. This is a simple guide to help You getting started with Postgres on Ubuntu!

Ubuntu 16.04 / 16.10

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt/ xenial-pgdg main"
wget --quiet -O - https://www.postgresql.org/media/keys/ACCC4CF8.asc | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.6

Ubuntu 14.04

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt/ trusty-pgdg main"
wget --quiet -O - https://www.postgresql.org/media/keys/ACCC4CF8.asc | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.6

Missing add-apt-repository?

When running one of the commands stated above I ran into an issue related to add-apt-repository

sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found

The command below solved it

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common python-software-properties

You can read more here

Faisal M
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Faisal M

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” ― Plutarch

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