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Dawood Khan Masood
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Installing Forem on Ubuntu 18.04 (Part 3 - PostgreSQL)

If there is anything you would like me to change, please comment. This section of the guide assumes you have already installed NVM, Node and Yarn from the previous article.

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Installing PostgreSQL

Forem requires PostgreSQL version 11 or higher. Install the Postgres package, -contrib package and libpq-dev library by typing:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install postgresql postgresql-contrib libpq-dev -y
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To check if PostgreSQL is installed type:

$ sudo -u postgres psql
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The output should be something like this:

psql (10.12 (Ubuntu 10.12-0ubuntu0.18.04.1))
Type "help" for help.

postgres=# 
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To exit; simply type "\q" and press enter:

postgres=# \q
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The next step is to create a new user by typing:

$ sudo -u postgres createuser -s [USERNAME]
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Replace "[USERNAME]" with the user you are currently logged in as.

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