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August 2017

PostgreSQL on Cygwin

I run my laptop with Windows 10 for office programs, and VirtualBox machines with Linux for the big stuff (Oracle databases). I have also Cygwin installed on Windows for GNU programs. I wanted to quickly install PosgreSQL and rather than installing it in a Linux VM, or as a Windows program, I installed the Cygwin version of it. Here is how.


Cygwin is easy to install: just run the setup-x86_64.exe from and choose the packages you want to install. Here is what is related to PostgreSQL: