This post is a short note on how to install Postgres on Ubuntu 20.04.
I’m doing this in WSL, however this shouldn’t make any difference if you’re on the same Ubuntu version.
First, lets update our local packages by running the following apt command –
# update local packages sudo apt update
This Postgres installation is very quick and simple.
The following command is also including the ‘-contrib‘ package which gives us extra functionalities.
# install postgres on ubuntu sudo apt install postgresql postgresql-contrib
Once the installation completes, we can enter psql using the postgres user created automatically during the install.
# login to psql with the out of box postgres user sudo -u postgres psql \q (to quit back to terminal)
There may be a need to restart the services post install which can be done by running the following.
# restart postgres service ubuntu sudo service postgresql restart