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I currently have 8.3 postgres on ubuntu I installed using apt-get. can I install 9.0 beside it from repos instead of compiling from source? I really dont want to deal with dependencies since I am running ubuntu 9.04 and I think I am missing libreadline6 and its stuff.


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You probably have to upgrade to 10.04 (lucid).

You can do it with


Add this to your /etc/apt/sources.list and run aptitude update

deb lucid main 

Source: and

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thanks for the reply. Upgrading ubuntu is an option but I wanted to take a shortcut. I guess I might aswell look into it. – bcrawl Dec 18 '10 at 14:47

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