Compiling new Postgres (9.6.x) on newest LTS Ubuntu (16.04)

It is great to confirm that the latest version of Postgres cleanly builds on the latest Ubuntu without any errors or warnings.   Hmmm, I wonder now if GGC 5 makes anything measurably run faster??

Pre-Requisites:

$ sudo apt-get install build-essential  libreadline-dev  zlib1g-dev flex bison libxml2-dev libxslt-dev libssl-dev

With this complete, you can then do an industrial strength build of PostgreSQL as per below:


$ tar -xvf postgresql-9.6.x.tar.bz2

$ cd postgresql-9.6.x

$ ./configure --with-libxml --with-libxslt --with-openssl

$ make