Installing pgBackRest on Amazon Linux (by sources)

I had the need to install pgBackRest on Amazon Linux machines. Unluckily, even if Amazon Linux 2023 is a Red-Hat like operating system, the official PGDG repository did not install in any version. Therefore, I decided to install from sources, compiling the latest 2.48 version. In order to achieve the final result, I had to install the following packages:

$ sudo dnf install postgresql15-server-devel.x86_64
$ sudo dnf install libxml2-static.x86_64
$ sudo dnf install -y libxml2-devel.x86_64
$ sudo dnf install -y libyaml-devel.x86_64
$ sudo dnf install -y bzip2-devel.x86_64

After this, I was able to download and compile pgbackRest:

$ wget
$ tar xzf 2.48.tar.gz
$ cd pgbackrest-2.48/src
$ ./configure && make && sudo make install

I tested it, and it works as solid as only pgBackRest can be!

The article Installing pgBackRest on Amazon Linux (by sources) has been posted by Luca Ferrari on October 23, 2023