Installing Greenplum Database Extensions

Installing Greenplum Database Extensions

Optional. Use the Greenplum package manager (gppkg) to install Greenplum Database extensions such as pgcrypto, PL/R, PL/Java, PL/Perl, and PostGIS, along with their dependencies, across an entire cluster. The package manager also integrates with existing scripts so that any packages are automatically installed on any new hosts introduced into the system following cluster expansion or segment host recovery.

See gppkg for more information, including usage.

Important: If you intend to use an extension package with Greenplum Database 4.3.5.0, you must install and use a Greenplum Database extension packages (gppkg files and contrib modules) that are built for Greenplum Database 4.3.5.0. For custom modules that were used with Greenplum Database 4.3.4.x and earlier, you must rebuild the modules for use with Greenplum Database 4.3.5.0.
Note: Pivotal supplies separate PL/Perl extension packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x, 6.x, and 5.x. Ensure you install the correct package for your operating system.