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puppetlabs/postgresql needs to support v9.4 - how to change?

asked 2016-01-21 02:17:18 -0600

Per H gravatar image

ver 9.2 was released 2012 and is a bit old - too bad it is default in RHEL7. But, 9.3 introduced critical features, we have 9.4 and 9.5 out now ...

How do I use this module to install and manage the later versions?

It is very hard to find any limitations in the page on versions - and why should there be, it should give a notice of how far it was well-tested, and a way to point out any yum source url or even local rpm package for the postgres base version?

Especially as puppets own embedded postgres database is v9.4.5, whys is the supported module so far behind?


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answered 2016-01-22 10:20:32 -0600

Grant Croker gravatar image

We use RHEL 6.x machines with PG 9.4 and install the official PostgreSQL 9.4 RPMs using the following code:

class { 'postgresql::globals':
    version          => '9.4',
    service_name     => 'postgresql-9.4',
    needs_initdb     => true,
    confdir          => $pg_data_dir,
    pg_hba_conf_path => "${pg_data_dir}/pg_hba.conf",
    bindir           => '/usr/pgsql-9.4/bin',
    encoding         => 'UTF-8',
    locale           => 'en_US.UTF-8',
    require          => File['/etc/yum.repos.d/postgres.repo'],
class { 'postgresql::server':
    ip_mask_deny_postgres_user => '',
    postgres_password          => $db_postgres_password,
    listen_addresses           => $pg_listen_address,
    require                    => File['/etc/yum.repos.d/postgres.repo'],

You might be able to get away with less "manifest" code as this is what we used to install 9.4 alongside 8.4. Perhaps version => '9.4' is all you need?

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Thanks, this was an excellent answer. It turned out much of my problems was mostly due to the fact I used the official REDHAT-PACKAGED version from RedHat software channel, and it's packing differs enough to throw the postgresql module of track.

Per H gravatar imagePer H ( 2016-03-08 18:04:17 -0600 )edit

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