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PostgreSQL,or Postgres, is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) with an emphasis on extensibility and on standards-compliance.


Postgres is currently available from slackbuilds.org and can be installed via that.

PHP / Apache Support

The official PHP Slackware package currently does not ship with Postgres support. To enable it the source and SlackBuild script for the PHP package should be downloaded from a Slackware mirror and the following configure options should be added to php.SlackBuild before building:


Alternative method

php-pgsql could be installed via SBo

After installing the required modules can be enabled via php.ini


 howtos:databases:postgresql ()