First we'd like to thank Devrim of Command Prompt for working hard on making this new YUM repository available. In this article we will go over using the new PostgreSQL YUM repository for Redhat Fedora, Enterprise Linux and CentOS distros that is available at http://yum.pgsqlrpms.org/.
UPDATE - since Devrim's move from Command prompt - he has started a new yum repository. You may want to use
this one instead since it seems more up to date than the other. http://yum.pgrpms.org/.
We are gearing the content of this article to the described user profile
- Person has SSH root access to their PostgreSQL box
- Person is new to using Red Hat Linux
- Person may be new to using Linux in general
NOTE: We have a newer article on Installing PostgreSQL 8.4 with Yum and an even newer one for PostgreSQL 9.0
please refer to Installing PostgreSQL 9.0 via Yum. This old article is for PostgreSQL 8.3.