Appendix J. Documentation

Table of Contents

J.1. DocBook
J.2. Tool Sets
J.2.1. Installation on Fedora, RHEL, and Derivatives
J.2.2. Installation on FreeBSD
J.2.3. Debian Packages
J.2.4. macOS
J.2.5. Detection by configure
J.3. Building the Documentation with Make
J.3.1. HTML
J.3.2. Manpages
J.3.3. PDF
J.3.4. Plain Text Files
J.3.5. Syntax Check
J.4. Building the Documentation with Meson
J.5. Documentation Authoring
J.5.1. Emacs
J.6. Style Guide
J.6.1. Reference Pages

PostgreSQL has four primary documentation formats:

Additionally, a number of plain-text README files can be found throughout the PostgreSQL source tree, documenting various implementation issues.

HTML documentation and man pages are part of a standard distribution and are installed by default. PDF format documentation is available separately for download.