Individual Extension

Installing an extension, such as pgvector, is as simple as running:

pgxman install pgvector

pgxman will install the latest version of pgvector into the local detected version of Postgres. On MacOS, it will use container install with PG 15 by default.

You can also specify the desired version of the extension by using =version:

pgxman install pgvector=0.5.0

You can also specify the desired target Postgres version.

pgxman install pgvector=0.5.0 --pg 15

Both the version number of the extension and Postgres version are optional:

  • Version: If not provided, pgxman defaults to installing the latest version of the specified extension.
  • PostgreSQL Version: The Postgres version is specified by using the --pg flag. Currently, PostgreSQL 13-16 are supported. If not provided, pgxman detects the version using the pg_config command.

As pgxman harnesses system’s package manager for extension management, admin privilleges might be required. To install extensions with sudo, append the --sudo flag:

pgxman install pgvector=0.5.0@15 --sudo

Batch Installation using a pgxman file

You can also utilize a pgxman pack file to install or upgrade multiple extensions at once:

$ cat <<EOF >pgxman.yaml
apiVersion: v1
  - name: "pgvector"
    version: "0.5.0"
  - name: "pg_ivm"
    version: "1.5.1"
  - "15"

$ pgxman pack install -f pgxman.yaml

Next steps

Now you’re ready to start using the extensions!