Getting Apache AGE


The releases and release notes can be found at Apache AGE Releases.

Source Code

The source code can be found at Apache AGE GitHub Repository.

Installing From Source Code


Before building Apache AGE from source, ensure that the following essential libraries are installed based on your operating system:


yum install gcc glibc glib-common readline readline-devel zlib zlib-devel flex bison


dnf install gcc glibc bison flex readline readline-devel zlib zlib-devel


sudo apt-get install build-essential libreadline-dev zlib1g-dev flex bison

Install PostgreSQL

You will need to install a PostgreSQL version compatible with Apache AGE. Apache AGE supports PostgreSQL versions 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15.

Install From Source Code

You can download the PostgreSQL source code from PostgreSQL Downloads and install your own instance of PostgreSQL. Refer to the official PostgreSQL installation guide for instructions on installing from source code.

Install From a Package Manager

You can use a package manager provided by your operating system to download and install PostgreSQL.

sudo apt install postgresql-15 postgresql-server-dev-all

Replace 15 with the desired PostgreSQL version if different.


Clone the Apache AGE GitHub repository or download an official release.

Navigate to the source code directory of Apache AGE and run the following command to build and install the extension:

make install

If the path to your PostgreSQL installation is not in the PATH variable, specify the path to pg_config using the PG_CONFIG argument:

make PG_CONFIG=/path/to/postgres/bin/pg_config install

Installing via Docker Image

Get the Docker Image

docker pull apache/age

Run Apache AGE Container

docker run \
    --name myPostgresDb  \
    -p 5455:5432 \
    -e POSTGRES_USER=postgresUser \
    -e POSTGRES_PASSWORD=postgresPW \
    -e POSTGRES_DB=postgresDB \
    -d \

Docker Variables



Assign a name to the container


Publish container’s port(s) to the host


Set environment variables


Run container in background and print container ID

Post-Installation Setup

Per Session Instructions

For every connection to Apache AGE, load the AGE extension:

LOAD 'age';

Add ag_catalog to the search_path to simplify queries:

SET search_path = ag_catalog, "$user", public;

Allow Non-Superusers to Use Apache AGE

To allow non-superusers to use Apache AGE:

  1. Create a symlink to allow non-superusers to load the Apache AGE library:

    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/postgresql/15/lib/ /usr/lib/postgresql/15/lib/plugins/

    Replace /usr/lib/postgresql/15/lib/ with the appropriate path to the PostgreSQL library directory.

  2. Grant USAGE privileges on the ag_catalog schema to the desired user (e.g., db_user):

    GRANT USAGE ON SCHEMA ag_catalog TO db_user;