14.3. Getting The Source

The PostgreSQL 7.4.7 sources can be obtained by anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.postgresql.org/pub/source/v7.4.7/postgresql-7.4.7.tar.gz. Use a mirror if possible. After you have obtained the file, unpack it:

gunzip postgresql-7.4.7.tar.gz
tar xf postgresql-7.4.7.tar

This will create a directory postgresql-7.4.7 under the current directory with the PostgreSQL sources. Change into that directory for the rest of the installation procedure.