Has anyone succesfully built pgadmin4 from source on TrueOS?


There is only pgadmin3 in the AppCafe, and I found pgadmin4 v3.0 source code on postgresql website but I have no idea how to build it in TrueOS… I don’t want to just try it and ruin my system though. Has anyone else tried to do this?


c’mon man :wink: live a little

“If” it’s in the TrueOS ports tree, should be no issue/

If not, then create a test BE and tinker


@RodMyers I finally got brave and decided to give it a shot…

[groot@TrueOS] ~/pgadmin4-3.0/runtime% qmake
Info: creating stash file /usr/home/groot/pgadmin4-3.0/runtime/.qmake.stash
Project MESSAGE: Building for QT5+…
Project MESSAGE:
Project MESSAGE: Building for Linux/Mac…
Project ERROR: The python-config executable could not be found. Ensure Python is installed and in the system path

It’s not in the TrueOS ports tree, or the FreeBSD ports tree (as of right now).


cool deal.

Remember Boot Environments are your friend




did it through python wheel:

pkg install python27 py27-pip py27-virtualenv py27-sqlite3 postgresql96-client postgresql96-contrib
virtualenv ~/bin/pgadmin4
source ~/bin/pgadmin4/bin/activate  # source ~/bin/pgadmin4/bin/activate.csh  - if in tcsh/csh
pip install ~/Downloads/pgadmin4-3.0-py2.py3-none-any.whl

Then create an executable with vim ~/bin/pgadmin4/bin/pgadmin4 with something like the following content (replace shebangs with more appropriate):

source `dirname "$0"`/activate
python ${VIRTUAL_ENV}/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pgadmin4/pgAdmin4.py

Run it with ~/bin/pgadmin4/bin/pgadmin4.
By default, it wants access to /var/log/pgadmin/pgadmin4.log.


Python Wheel is for web application in python environment, and does not include the desktop Runtimes.

I also emailed the pgadmin3 port maintainer, and asked why It hasn’t been upgraded to pgadmin4 yet. I thought it could have been a licensing issue, but I was told that somebody just needs to build a port for it.



pgAdmin 4 is a complete rewrite of pgAdmin, built using Python and Javascript/jQuery. A desktop runtime written in C++ with Qt allows it to run standalone for individual users, or the web application code may be deployed directly on a webserver for use by one or more users through their web browser.

From the source code README:

pgAdmin 4 is written as a web application in Python, using jQuery and Bootstrap
for the client side processing and UI. On the server side, Flask is being

pgadmin4 is a web application. Whether you run it as a “stand-alone executable” or as a python script, you’ll end up using it within a web-browser. The stand-alone executable just starts a local web-server under the hood to serve its UI.

In python, pip can actually build native components during python module install and I believe it does so with pagadmin4 wheel. It works fine for me, with the exception that I need to start it with custom made bash-script.

In the ${PGADMIN4_SRC}/runtime folder:

PYTHON_CONFIG=`which python2.7-config` qmake