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Last Update:

06 Jun 2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • PostgreSQL Global Development Group


postgres postgresql relational database admin


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Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • PostgreSQL Global Development Group

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This is not the latest version of PostgreSQL available.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

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Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


To install PostgreSQL, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade PostgreSQL, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall PostgreSQL, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade postgresql9 -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade postgresql9 -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure postgresql9 installed
    name: postgresql9
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'postgresql9' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: postgresql9,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller postgresql9
   Name     = 'postgresql9'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'postgresql9':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install postgresql9 version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 13 Jun 2018.


Installation directory

This package will install PostgreSQL to %SystemDrive%\Program Files\PostgreSQL\9.6`

Package parameters

  • /Password - (required) Password to be assigned to the postgres user

Example: choco install postgresql9 --params '/Password:hunter2'

What is PostgreSQL?

PostgreSQL is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) based on POSTGRES, Version 4.2, developed at the University of California at Berkeley Computer Science Department. POSTGRES pioneered many concepts that only became available in some commercial database systems much later.

PostgreSQL is an open-source descendant of this original Berkeley code. It supports a large part of the SQL standard and offers many modern features:

  • complex queries
  • foreign keys
  • triggers
  • updatable views
  • transactional integrity
  • multiversion concurrency control

Also, PostgreSQL can be extended by the user in many ways, for example by adding new

  • data types
  • functions
  • operators
  • aggregate functions
  • index methods
  • procedural languages

And because of the liberal license, PostgreSQL can be used, modified, and distributed by anyone free of charge for any purpose, be it private, commercial, or academic.

$ErrorActionPreference = "Stop"

$packageName = "postgresql9"
$pp = Get-PackageParameters
$password = $pp["Password"]

    $password = Read-Host "Specify a password to be assigned to the postgres user:" -AsSecureString
    $password = [Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::PtrToStringAuto([Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::SecureStringToBSTR($password))

    # We need to do this to pass package verification.
    $password = [guid]::NewGuid().ToString("N")
    Write-Output "You did not specify a password for the postgres user so an insecure one has been generated for you. Please change it immediately. The password is $($password)"

$silentArgs = @(
    "--mode unattended",
    "--unattendedmodeui none",
    "--serverport 5432",
    "--superpassword $($password)",
    "--enable_acledit 1",
    "--install_runtimes 0"
) -join " "

$packageArgs = @{
    packageName = $packageName
    fileType = "exe"
    softwareName = "PostgreSQL"
    url64bit = ""
    checksum64 = "E952754B3FDE78C6E8F31F5699AF3AAEA98165CC30523D77C43CD6AB329F7DD3"
    checksumType64 = "sha256"
	url32bit = ""
    checksum32 = "0DECA63FABEFC191C704EA1E3A2CEB8512F1B714BF120CFB98799B9C9EC0D269"
    checksumType32 = "sha256"
    silentArgs = $silentArgs
    validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
Install-ChocolateyPath "$($env:SystemDrive)\postgresql\pg9\bin" -PathType 'Machine'

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PostgreSQL 582 Friday, February 12, 2021 Approved
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