Installing the Client and Loader Tools Package

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Installing the Client and Loader Tools Package

This section provides the information required to download and install the tools on your client machine.

Supported Platforms

You can select a client and loader tools package to install on any of the following systems:
  • CentOS 6.x
  • CentOS 7.x
  • CentOS 8.x
  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • Windows 7 SP1 or later
  • Windows Server 2012 or later

Installation Procedure

Perform the following procedure to install the Greenplum Database client tools on your system:

  1. Download the appropriate installer package for your platform from VMware Tanzu Network. For example, to download the CentOS 7.x package, click to select the Greenplum Clients->Clients for RHEL 7 directory.

    The naming format of a UNIX package file is greenplum-db-clients-<version>-<platform>.<filetype>.

    The naming format of a Windows package file is greenplum-db-clients-<version>-x86_64.msi.

  2. Note the file system location of the downloaded file.
  3. If you are installing the package on a system running the CentOS or Ubuntu operating system, follow the instructions in Running the UNIX Tools Installer.
  4. If you are installing the package on a Windows system, follow the instructions in Running the Windows Tools Installer.

About Your Installation

Your Greenplum Database client and loader tools installation includes the following files and directories:

Table 1. Files and Directories
File/Directory Description
bin/ client and loader tool utility programs
ext/ (UNIX only) Python runtime components required by the UNIX utilities
greenplum_clients_path.<ext> environment set up script or batch file; the file extension (<ext>) is operating system- or shell-dependent
lib/ libraries required by the utilities
LICENSE (UNIX)

'Pivotal License' (Windows)

license notices for the utilities
NOTICE (UNIX)

'Thirdparty Notice' (Windows)

attribution notices for the utilities
'GPDB Clients Version' (Windows only) file identifying the Windows package version