pgloader version 3.x is written in Common Lisp.
The steps depend on the OS you are currently using.
If you're using debian, it's quite simple actually, see the file
bootstrap-debian.sh within the main pgloader distribution to get yourself
You will note in particular:
sudo apt-get install -y sbcl \ git curl patch unzip \ devscripts pandoc \ libsqlite3-dev \ freetds-dev
We need a recent enough SBCL version and that means
backporting the one found in
sid rather than using the very old one found
in current stable debian release. See
bootstrap-debian.sh for details
about how to backport a recent enough SBCL here (1.2.5 or newer).
Redhat / CentOS
You will need to install the Steel Bank Common Lisp package (sbcl) from EPEL, as
well as the freetds-devel package for some shared libraries. With RHEL/CentOS 6,
if the packaged version isn't >=1.3.6, you'll need to build it from source. With
v7, after installing freetds, you also need to create a softlink from the versioned
The above steps are prepared for you with
Please report to us if your standard RHEL/CentOS installation required additional steps.
Mac OS X
We suppose you already have
make available, if that's not the
case now is the time to install those tools. The SQLite lib that comes in
MacOSX is fine, no need for extra software here.
You will need to install either SBCL or CCL separately, and when using brew it's as simple as:
brew install sbcl brew install clozure-cl
NOTE: Make sure you installed the universal binaries of Freetds, so that they can be loaded correctly.
brew install freetds --universal --build-from-source
Compiling SBCL by yourself
If you ended up building SBCL yourself or you just want to do that, you can download the source from http://www.sbcl.org/ .
You will need to build SBCL with the following command and options:
sh make.sh --with-sb-core-compression --with-sb-thread
NOTE: You could also remove the --compress-core option.
Now that the dependences are installed, just type make.
SBCL supports core compression, the make process will use it
to generate a smaller binary. To force disabling core compression, you
Then you will have a new tool to play with:
This command should spit out the usage information on which parameters are accepted in the command line actually.
Building pgloader with CCL
It's possible to pick ccl rather than SBCL when compiling pgloader:
Building pgloader for use in low RAM environments
It's possible to tweak the size of RAM pgloader will use in its binary image, at compile time. This defaults to 4 GB.
./build/bin/pgloader that you get only uses 1GB.
Building a docker image
Dockerfile is provided, to use it:
docker build -t pgloader:debian . docker run --rm --name pgloader pgloader:debian bash -c "pgloader --version"
build step install build dependencies in a debian jessie container,
git clone and build
/opt/src/pgloader and finally
copy the resulting binary image in
/usr/local/bin/pgloader so that it's