I’m no longer using Mac OS X for my primary desktop, but many of my coworkers and friends do. Particularly developers writing applications that use PostgreSQL (aka Postgres) for their data storage.
I’ve spent a lot time over the last few years troubleshooting people’s Postgres installs in the following, very common, situations:
- A developer installed Postgres on their Mac laptop >1 year ago
- Now they need to upgrade their Postgres to help me, or support a new application that needs new features
- They have an old database they’d like to migrate to the new version
- They have no idea which particular Mac OS X installer they used last time
For this exact situation, I have documented some features of the Mac OS X Installers for Postgres.
And, I felt so good to see this right after I posted the wiki page earlier today:
@zacduncan: “@selenamarie This is helpful to me at this very moment. Thank you. ”