On MacOS, you do not need to install Postgres. pgxman will use a container to emulate a Linux environment. pgxman will support native homebrew installation in the future.


At this time, only Ubuntu Jammy (22.04) and Debian Bookworm (12.x) are supported.

pgxman requires using the Postgres Global Developer Group (PGDG) apt repository to install Postgres. To add this repository, run:

sudo apt install -y postgresql-common gnupg2
sudo /usr/share/postgresql-common/pgdg/

Once the repository is installed, you can install your desired version of Postgres. For example:

sudo apt install postgresql-16

Support for other Postgres distributions are being considered. Please upvote (or file a new issue) if there is a distribution of Postgres you would like to see supported.