Tuesday, September 11, 2012

pgxnclient supports tarballs and HTTP

Need to install a PostgreSQL server add-on module? The devel branch of pgxnclient now supports this type of thing:
pgxnclient install http://pgfoundry.org/frs/download.php/3274/plproxy-2.4.tar.gz
This downloads, unpacks, builds, and installs. And the module doesn't need to be on PGXN. And of course you don't have to use HTTP; a file system location will work as well. I think this can be very useful, especially during development, when not everything is available in packaged form, or even for deployment, if you don't want to bother packaging everything and have been installing from source anyway.