Now that pgAdmin 4 is out you may want to install it on your linux machine.
As for debian/ubuntu at least there aren't any packages build yet here's a way to do it.
Create a Python 3 virtual environment
You can do without a virtual environment but that's how I like to do things.
Install the needed packages (you can also build Python from source if you fancy another Python version that what you already have in your OS) with
sudo apt-get install python3-dev python3-venv wget
Create a virtual environment and activate it with:
python3 -m venv pgadmin4 && source pgadmin4/bin/activate
Download, configure and run
wget https://ftp.postgresql.org/pub/pgadmin/pgadmin4/v5.2/pip/pgadmin4-5.2-py3-none-any.whl pip install wheel pip install pgadmin4-5.2-py3-none-any.whl
As I want to use the
Desktop mode I created the
pgadmin4/lib/python3.9/site-packages/pgadmin4/config_local.py file and I added according to my usual login user,
SERVER_MODE = False LOG_FILE = '/home/qgis/.pgadmin/pgadmin4.log' SQLITE_PATH = '/home/qgis/.pgadmin/pgadmin4.db' SESSION_DB_PATH = '/home/qgis/.pgadmin/sessions' STORAGE_DIR = '/home/qgis/.pgadmin/storage'
python pgadmin4/lib/python3.9/site-packages/pgadmin4/setup.py and the setup should be completed.
Depending on your setup, if you encounter permissions errors you should re-run the above command after you fix them.
You can test that everything works as it should by doing
python pgadmin4/lib/python3.9/site-packages/pgadmin4/pgAdmin4.py and by opening your web browser to http://localhost:5050
Create a service
/etc/systemd/system/pgadmin4.service service file containing:
[Unit] Description=Pgadmin4 Service After=network.target [Service] User=qgis Group=qgis WorkingDirectory=/home/qgis/Downloads/pgadmin4/ Environment="PATH=/home/qgis/Downloads/pgadmin4/bin" ExecStart=/home/qgis/Downloads/pgadmin4/bin/python /home/web/Downloads/pgadmin4/lib/python3.9/site-packages/pgadmin4/pgAdmin4.py PrivateTmp=true [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
Run the service with
sudo systemctl start pgadmin4.
Test if everything is fine by doing
sudo systemctl status pgadmin4.
Set it up to autostart when linux boots by doing a
sudo systemctl enable pgadmin4.