The PostgreSQL extension: How to Find It

Finding PostgreSQL extensions

The first set of interesting extensions that should be available on any PostgreSQL installation is the contribs themselves. Make sure the operating system package for contribs is always deployed everywhere you’re using PostgreSQL so that you can then put those wonderful extensions to good use.

Some of the contrib extensions are meant to debug tricky situations, and you’ll be happy that diagnostics are only a create extension command away when you need to find out if a table or an index is corrupted, for instance.

Another source of PostgreSQL extensions is the PostgreSQL Extension Network, where extension authors can register their project themselves and update the information when they release new versions.

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