17.3. Installing Additional Supplied Modules
Postgres Pro comes with a set of additional server extensions, or modules. On Linux, these extensions are provided in the
postgrespro-contrib package. On Windows, these extensions are installed together with the server components.
Once you have the binary files installed, you have to enable additional extensions in the database in order to use them. In most cases, you only need to issue the CREATE EXTENSION command. However, some extensions also require shared libraries to be preloaded on server startup. If you want to use such extensions, you need to configure parameter
shared_preload_libraries = '
postgresql.conf file of your Postgres Pro database instance and restart the server before executing the
CREATE EXTENSION statement.
For the exact installation and configuration instructions for each particular extension, see the corresponding documentation under Appendix F.
To get the list of extensions available in your Postgres Pro installation, you can view the
pg_available_extensions system catalog.