I'm running Linux Mint 19 Tara, and trying to follow the instructions here with the goal of installing pgAdmin4 as a desktop app. There seems to be a problem involving the authentication of the repository.

The apt-key step seems to work, as I observe PostgreSQL Debian Repository in the apt-key list.

I don't have a deb command (I imagine this is a Mint vs Ubuntu difference?), so I used
add-apt-repository http://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt/ tara-pgdg main
instead, after which I observe
deb http://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt/ bionic main
in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list.

At this point running either apt-get upgrade or apt-get update shows an error
The repository 'http://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt bionic Release' does not have a Release file.

How can I proceed? It seems unlikely that there really isn't a release file; I can see what looks like an authentication list at https://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt/dists/bionic-pgdg/. Do I have a path wrong or something?

  • Queued by @sabbir-ahmed's answer, I see that the problem was that tara-pgdg in the add-apt-repository command was getting mapped to or replaced by bionic; it should have been bionic-pgdg. – ShapeOfMatter Sep 9 '18 at 22:58
  1. Open terminal and type:

    wget --quiet -O - https://www.postgresql.org/media/keys/ACCC4CF8.asc | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Open Software Sources and click on "Additional repositories" and paste the following:

    deb http://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt/ bionic-pgdg main

it should look like this: enter image description here

Press "OK" and that will automatically update cache.

  1. Now open terminal and type the following:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install pgadmin4

    That should install pgadmin4.

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