Installing PostgreSQL on OS X

A standalone installer is available for the PostgreSQL database. To download the installer for OS X visit http://www.postgresql.org/download/macosx.

Download Installer

Download Installer

Follow the one click installer link to download the installer.

On the next page click the link for Mac OS X.

The installer will begin downloading.

Launch the Installer

Launch the Installer

When the file finishes downloading the disk image will mount. Launch the installer on the disk image.

The Installer

The Installer

When the installer appears you can accept all of the default values by clicking the Next button. You will need to enter a password that you will need to access the PostgreSQL server later on. Make sure you remember the password you enter.

Run the Installer

Run the Installer

The Result

The Result

After a successful installation you will be prompted to launch Stack Builder. You can uncheck this checkbox and click Finish.

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