Installs and configures PostgreSQL as a client or a server.
- Better support for Red Hat-family platforms
- Integration with database cookbook
- Make sure the postgres role is updated with a (secure) password
- Debian, Ubuntu
- Red Hat/CentOS/Scientific (6.0+ required) - "EL6-family"
- Ubuntu 10.04, 11.10
- Red Hat 6.1, Scientific 6.1
openssl cookbook for secure password generation.
Requires a C compiler and development headers in order to build the
pg RubyGem to provide Ruby bindings so they're available in other
build-essential cookbook provides this functionality on
Debian, Ubuntu, and EL6-family.
While not required, Opscode's
database cookbook contains resources
and providers that can interact with a PostgreSQL database. This
cookbook is a dependency of that one.
The following attributes are set based on the platform, see the
attributes/default.rb file for default values.
node['postgresql']['version']- version of postgresql to manage
node['postgresql']['dir']- home directory of where postgresql data and configuration lives.
The following attributes are generated in
node['postgresql']['password']['postgres']- randomly generated password by the
node['postgresql']['ssl']- whether to enable SSL (off for version 8.3, true for 8.4).
Includes the client recipe.
Installs postgresql client packages and development headers during the
compile phase. Also installs the
pg Ruby gem during the compile
phase so it can be made available for the
resources, providers and libraries.
server_redhat recipe to get the
appropriate server packages installed and service managed. Also
manages the configuration for the server:
- generates a strong default password (via
- sets the password for postgres
- manages the
Installs the postgresql server packages, manages the postgresql service and the postgresql.conf file.
Manages the postgres user and group (with UID/GID 26, per RHEL package conventions), installs the postgresql server packages, initializes the database and manages the postgresql service, and manages the postgresql.conf file.
See the database for resources and providers that can be used for managing PostgreSQL users and databases.
On systems that need to connect to a PostgreSQL database, add to a run
This does install the
pg RubyGem, which has native C extensions, so
that the resources and providers can be used in the
cookbook, or elsewhere in the same Chef run. Use Opscode's
build-essential cookbook to make sure the proper build tools are
installed so the C extensions can be compiled.
On systems that should be PostgreSQL servers, use
recipe[postgresql::server] on a run list. This recipe does set a
password and expect to use it. It performs a node.save when Chef is
not running in
solo mode. If you're using
chef-solo, you'll need
to set the attribute
json_attribs file or in a role.
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