Best Way To Install Postgres On Mac For Database Development

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I'm trying to install hstore in Postgres on Mac OSX 10.9, but I'm having major troubles with it. First I had some trouble getting psql to work after installing postgresql using brew, so I finally installed Postgres using After that I logged into psql, created a database and tried creating the hstore extension using CREATE EXTENSION hstore;, which throws me an error saying ERROR: could not open extension control file '/usr/local/Cellar/postgresql/9.3.2/share/postgresql/extension/hstore.control': No such file or directory.

Best Way To Install Postgres On Mac For Database Development

I guess that path refers to a brew install, which doesn't exist (I uninstalled the brew version). Would anybody know how I can still install the hstore extension now?

I'm rather lost here, so all tips are welcome!

kramer65 is a full-featured PostgreSQL installation packaged as a standard Mac app. It includes everything you need to get started: we’ve even included popular extensions like PostGIS for geo data and plv8 for JavaScript. Appears 'the way' to install it, if you want to use hombrew, is this: $ brew install postgresql. Then psql will be available to you (it also installs a local Postgres server/database, but you don't have to use that if all you want is the client).

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You didn't actually uninstall the Brew version fully. The PostgreSQL you are connected to is using /usr/local/Cellar/postgresql/9.3.2/share/postgresql/ as $libdir, which is a Homebrew path.

I'd say you just unlinked it from /usr/local, you didn't really uninstall it, and it's still running quite happily.

Even if you actually deleted it, on Mac OS X (like most OSes except Windows) you can delete a file that's still open - so PostgreSQL can potentially be still running, even though the files have been deleted. The OS will really delete them when they are closed.

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