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Test deployment and basic functionality of a PostgreSQL server. All commands in this test case should be run as root.


  1. Perform a typical installation of the Fedora release you wish to run this test on. Boot the system, and log in as root.

How to test

  1. Install the necessary packages:
    dnf -y install postgresql-server postgresql-contrib
  2. Configure the firewall:
    firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service postgresql
    systemctl restart firewalld.service
  3. Initialize the database:
    /usr/bin/postgresql-setup --initdb
  4. Enable and start the systemd service:
    systemctl enable postgresql.service
    systemctl start postgresql.service
  5. Create the database owner:
    su postgres -c "/usr/bin/createuser test"
  6. Create the database:
    su postgres -c "/usr/bin/createdb test -O test"
  7. Set a password for the owner:
    echo "ALTER ROLE test WITH PASSWORD 'correcthorse'" > /tmp/cmd
    su postgres -c "psql test -f /tmp/cmd"
  8. Adjust postgresql.conf to allow network connections:
    sed -i -e "s,.*listen_addresses *=.*,listen_addresses='*',g" /var/lib/pgsql/data/postgresql.conf
  9. Adjust pg_hba.conf to use md5 authentication:
    sed -i -e "s,^host,#host,g" /var/lib/pgsql/data/pg_hba.conf
    echo "host all all all md5" >> /var/lib/pgsql/data/pg_hba.conf
  10. Restart the systemd service:
    systemctl restart postgresql.service
  11. check we can connect to the database and create a table:
    su postgres -c "psql test -c 'CREATE TABLE test (testcol int);'"
  12. check we can add a row to the table:
    su postgres -c "psql test -c 'INSERT INTO test VALUES (5);'"
  13. check we can query the table:
    su postgres -c "psql test -c 'SELECT * FROM test;'"
  14. check we can modify the row:
    su postgres -c "psql test -c 'UPDATE test SET testcol = 50 WHERE testcol = 5;'"
    su postgres -c "psql test -c 'SELECT * FROM test;'"

Expected Results

  1. All commands should run without error
  2. The first SELECT command should show a single row with the value of testcol as 5
  3. The second SELECT command should show a single row with the value of testcol as 50.