Install Postgres for Mac OS X

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle may be available here: Install Postgres for Mac OS X.

  1. install MAMP package in order to have a ready to use Apache web server.
  2. download the Mac OSX Postgres package one click installer
  3. run the installer, the installer tells you it changed a system file.
  4. restart your Mac
  5. run the installer a second time, Postgres gets installed. Remember the password you entered. If you don't change anything else, the default user should be called 'postgres'.
  6. run pgAdminIII
  7. click right on PostgreSQL X.X (there is a little red cross) and select Connect
  8. enter the same password as you enter during the installation.
  9. click right on 'Databases (0)' then create a new database called Moodle
  10. checkout Moodle from CVS, run the installation
  11. on the database setup, you will enter:
    • host: localhost
    • user: postgres
    • password: your_password
    • database: Moodle