Help Please!

Jonathan Traylor jtraylor+ubuntu-ga at
Tue Dec 18 08:59:23 GMT 2007

Hi Maada,

There are a couple of ways to get various versions of PostgreSQL onto
a Ubuntu 7.04 machine. Since you are already using a X session,
although I missed the statement on which variation it is, you might
want to check out syntapic for managing, searching, and installing

However, here are some instructions that will work on anything you can
open a terminal with a shell:

1) sudo tasksel install postgresql-server

That will install the most recently packaged version of PostgreSQL and
related packages (the -doc is included for instance, among others) for

You can see all packages included with it beforehand via:

sudo tasksel -t --task-packages postgresql-server

2) Pick individual packages via personal selection from:

apt-cache search --names-only postgresql 

You may notice PostgreSQL 8.1 is available thru this method, if for
some reason it is required. Also, various P/L support packages, not
included in the tasksel task I gave earlier, is available this way.

Once you have found the package(s) you want, run this to install
(replacing <package1> and subsequent packages with the literal package
names you want to install):

sudo apt-get install <package1> <package2> <packageN>

I don't know of a way to import a full database schema via pgadmin3.
But the way Mike mentioned in this email thread will work.

The January F2F is on the second Saturday of the month.

Until next time,


On Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 12:50:59AM -0500, Maada Moseray wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Good IRC yesterday.  My first.  Thanks to Mike Trausch for some hand
> holding.  Please consider me a newbie, however.
>       I have since installed the Ncomputing gadget that I mentioned about 2
> weeks ago.  The folks at Ncomputing gave me some help.  My next hurdle is to
> install a cybercafe style montoring system.  The above URL is the download
> page of the software I have landed on, in my search.  BTW it is free.  In
> the event that someone else knows of Linux based, internet/cybercafe
> software, please let me know.  For fee or free.  Thanks.
>     If you go to the above page you will see that they have an installation
> manual.  Going down the list I have downloaded the d/base schema but do not
> know how to install using pgadminiii.  I see that we have pgadminiii in the
> repository and I have installed.  After that there are two other steps that
> I do  not have a clue as to how to do.  Does Ubuntu 7.04 have postgresql?
> How do I get a server to install the schema on?  Very confused at this
> time.  Any help will be appreciated.
>     When is the January F2F meeting?  Please remember to direct members to
> Mellow Mushroom's new address.
> Thanks for your time

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