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I tried to install postgreSQL on ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. I have version pgsql9.1 on my windows machine and wanted to make both installation the same with the same components.

I downloaded postgresql-9.1.6-1-linux-x64.run on my ubuntu but it does not want to start with package manager, I got this error:

The file “/home/Downloads/postgresql-9.1.6-1-linux-x64.run” could not be opened.

I thought it should go automatically with package manager or just run by itself. Is there a way to install this package?

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Just change the permission of the file and make it as a executable.

Open terminal and type:

chmod +x postgresql-9.1.6-1-linux-x64.run

To install the package as a root user, use

sudo ./postgresql-9.1.6-1-linux-x64.run

Hope this helps.

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