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4 Using Stack Builder

You can invoke Stack Builder at any time after the installation has completed by selecting the Application Stack Builder menu option from the PostgreSQL 11 menu. Enter your system password (if prompted), and the Stack Builder welcome window opens (shown in Figure 4.1).
If the selected PostgreSQL installation has restricted Internet access, use the Proxy Servers button on the Welcome window to open the Proxy servers dialog (shown in Figure 4.2).
Enter the IP address and port number of the proxy server in the HTTP proxy or FTP proxy fields on the Proxy servers dialog. Currently, all Stack Builder modules are distributed via HTTP proxy (FTP proxy information is ignored). Click OK to continue.
If the module is installed, you will see the word (installed) to the right of the module name.
The Selected packages window confirms the packages selected (Figure 4.5).
The package installers are downloaded to the directory specified in the Download directory field. Use the button to the right of the Download directory field to open a file selector, and choose an alternate location in which to store the downloaded installers.
Click Next to connect to the server and download the required installation files. When the downloads complete, a window opens confirming that the installation files have been downloaded and are ready for installation.
You can check the box next to Skip Installation and select Next to exit Stack Builder without installing the downloaded files, or leave the box unchecked and click Next to start the installation process (see Figure 4.7).
During the installation process, you may be prompted by one (or more) of the installers to restart your system. Select No or Restart Later until all installations are completed. When the last installation has completed, re-boot the system to apply all of the updates.

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