I'm trying to install a PostgreSQL module (pg-bignum). When I try make install, I get the following at the bottom of the log

/usr/bin/install: will not overwrite just-created '/usr/share/postgresql/9.5/extension/bignum--0.8.0.sql' with './/sql/bignum--0.8.0.sql'
/usr/lib/postgresql/9.5/lib/pgxs/src/makefiles/pgxs.mk:114: recipe for 
target 'install' failed
make: *** [install] Error 1

Currently using PostgreSQL-9.5 and Ubuntu.

  • When I see that, there is usually further up the log that says why it failed. (Often because it needs root access to do the installation) – jjanes Dec 4 '17 at 18:46

That's a problem with the pg-bignum's Makefile. Filed upstream here.

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