15.3. Getting The Source

The PostgreSQL 8.3.7 sources can be obtained by anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.postgresql.org/pub/source/v8.3.7/postgresql-8.3.7.tar.gz. Other download options can be found on our website: http://www.postgresql.org/download/. After you have obtained the file, unpack it:

gunzip postgresql-8.3.7.tar.gz
tar xf postgresql-8.3.7.tar

This will create a directory postgresql-8.3.7 under the current directory with the PostgreSQL sources. Change into that directory for the rest of the installation procedure.