I just got a new Mac with Lion installed on it. I then installed Xcode (4.1 through the App Store). Next, I installed Homebrew and I was about to do brew install postgresql like I had done on Snow Leopard, but I'm reading online that PostgreSQL is already included in Lion.

Can someone confirm if this is true? And if it is included, can I use it for my PostgreSQL server for development (Rails) or is the included PostgreSQL used for the operating system only?


Postgres is indeed included with Lion Server... but it's so deeply tied into the OS, and hidden from view that I wouldn't really want to use it for dev use.

Set up a second instance and use that instead. No reason to risk your ability to use things like iCal, AddressBook and Collabd over a coding error.

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