The releases and release notes can be found at https://github.com/apache/age/releases
The source code can be found at https://github.com/apache/age
Installing From Source Code
Install the following essential libraries according to each OS. Building AGE from source depends on the following Linux libraries (Ubuntu package names shown below):
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
You will need to install a AGE compatible version of Postgres, for now AGE only supports Postgres 11, 12 and 13.
Install From Source Code
You can download the Postgres source code and install your own instance of Postgres. You can read instructions on how to install from source code on the offical Postgres Website
Install From a Package Manager
You can use a package management that your OS provides to download Postgres.
sudo apt install postgresql-11 postgresql-server-dev-11
sudo apt install postgresql-12 postgresql-server-dev-12
sudo apt install postgresql-13 postgresql-server-dev-13
Clone the github repository or download an official release
Run the pg_config utility and check the version of PostgreSQL, currently only PostgreSQL versions 11 & 12 are supported. If you have any other version of postgres, you will need to install PostgreSQL version 11 & 12. Follow Setting up multiple versions of PostgreSQL
The build process will attempt to use the first path in the PATH environment variable when installing AGE. If the pg_config path is located there, run the following command in the source code directory of Apache AGE to build and install the extension.
If the path to your Postgres installation is not in the PATH variable, add the path in the arguments:
make PG_CONFIG=/path/to/postgres/bin/pg_config install
Post Installation AGE Setup
After the installation, open a connection to a running instance of your database and run the CREATE EXTENSION command to have AGE be installed on the server.
CREATE EXTENSION age;
Installing via docker image
Get the docker image
docker pull apache/age
On the terminal
docker run \ --name myPostgresDb \ -p 5455:5432 \ -e POSTGRES_USER=postgresUser \ -e POSTGRES_PASSWORD=postgresPW \ -e POSTGRES_DB=postgresDB \ -d \ apache/age
Assign a name to the container
Publish a container’s port(s) to the host
Set environment variables
Run container in background and print container ID
Per Session Instructions
For every connection of AGE you start you will need to load the AGE extension.
We recommend adding ag_catalog to your search_path to simplify your queries. The rest of this document will assume you have done so. If you do not, remember to add ‘ag_catalog’ to your cypher query function calls.
SET search_path = ag_catalog, "$user", public;
Allow non-superusers to use Apache AGE
Non-superusers can only apply LOAD to library files located in
$libdir/plugins/(see https://www.postgresql.org/docs/11/sql-load.html). A symlink can be created to allow non-superusers to LOAD the Apache AGE library:
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/postgresql/11/lib/age.so /usr/lib/postgresql/11/lib/plugins/age.so
In order to use Apache AGE, users need
USAGEprivileges on the
ag_catalogschema (example for user
GRANT USAGE ON SCHEMA ag_catalog TO db_user;