The preferred way to set up a PostgreSQL server should be the installation of the version provided by your OS distribution; however, version 8.3 or later is required.
Install the PostgreSQL server, client and JDBC support with the tools of the operating system.
Initialize the database directory (usually
start the database server, and make sure that it is started
at system start-up. This may be done with
chkconfig postgresql on
If the start-up script does not perform the initialization automatically, it might have to be done with
and the server is started manually with
postmaster -i -D
/var/lib/pgsql/data/>logfile 2>&1 &