When I try to install PostgreSQL 9.4.+ on Ubuntu, it is installing version 9.3.9. I have used the following command:

sudo apt-get install postgresql postgresql-contrib

Then I have tried with sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.4. But that gave me an error like "package not found".

How can I install 9.4 on Ubuntu?

Distribution details:

  • Distributor ID: Ubuntu
  • Description: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Release: 14.04
  • Codename: trusty

1 Answer 1


14.04 shipped with PostgreSQL 9.3, so that's what you're going to get if you use Ubuntu's repositories.

If you want PostgreSQL 9.4 or newer releases you need to add a 3rd party package repository, like the official PostgreSQL repositories from http://apt.postgresql.org/ . See the instructions there for details.

(You should also probably read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PostgreSQL)

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