How to Install PostgreSQL in Ubuntu 20.04 on Multipass Instance

5 min readApr 7, 2021

PostgreSQL is a powerful, reliable, robust and open source object-relational database system.

The latest version of this database system is PostgreSQL 13.2, while versions 12.6, 11.11, 10.16, 9.6.21, & 9.5.25 still getting the regular updates.

This tutorial describe you to how to install the newest PostgreSQL on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Linux system.


A running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS system with shell access.

Login as a sudo user and press “CTRL+ALT+T” to open a terminal. Then install few required packages.

sudo apt update sudo apt install wget curl ca-certificates

Step 1 — Install PostgreSQL in Ubuntu 20.04

First of all, Import the repository signing GPG key to your system. Open a terminal and use below command to import key:

wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -

Next, create a PPA file for PostgreSQL on your Ubuntu 20.04 system.

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb focal-pgdg main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pgdg.list'

After adding the PPA to your system. Execute the following command to install PostgreSQL server on your system.

sudo apt update sudo apt-get install postgresql postgresql-contrib