[ELGIS] Repo Madness
bthoen at gisnet.com
Thu Oct 13 16:51:59 EDT 2011
I should proof read more carefully... arg!Changes are in bold text
On 10/13/2011 2:44 PM, Bill Thoen wrote:
> I've been at this all day but I still don't know what I'm doing, and
> it's not working *for *me yet. I'm trying build a a compatible
> collection of GIS software using the ELGIS and related repositories. I
> once had this working, then I somehow got postgres 9.0 on there, which
> started throwing errors every time I tried to upgrade, so I unloaded
> everything and tried to build it back up with yum.
> First of all, I'd like to make sure I've got the right repos and that
> they are configured correctly. (I'm running CentOS 5.5 Linux) Are
> these the right ones?
> # yum repolist
> Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
> Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
> * base: mirror.raystedman.net
> * epel: fedora-epel.mirror.lstn.net
> * extras: mirror.team-cymru.org
> * updates: centos.mirror.lstn.net
> Excluding Packages from CentOS-5 - Base
> Excluding Packages from CentOS-5 - Updates
> repo id repo name status
> base CentOS-5 - Base 3,538+28
> elgis EL GIS 5 - x86_64 136
> epel Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 5 - x86_64 6,740
> extras CentOS-5 - Extras 235
> pgdg84 PostgreSQL 8.4 5 - x86_64 150
> updates CentOS-5 - Updates 246
> repolist: 11,045
> In the Centos-Base.repo file I'm told by various docs to add
> 'exclude=postgresql*' to the Base and Updates sections. Is that right?
> But I'm having trouble getting a version of postgresql compatible
> with Postgis. I think my first problem is that I don't understand
> repositories nor yum yet so is there a relevant "how to" or wiki entry
> that explains these things in terms of setting up an 8.4 version of
> postgresql and getting it to work with postgis, gdal, ogr, and all the
> rest? The ideal solution for me would be a cookbook recipe that
> provides All the steps from file preparation to reloading the database
> plus all the steps in between. But I've scraped this computer down to
> the bare metal twice but not been able to get a working GIS machine
> out of it yet.
> The repo files are in /etc/yum.repos.d/ (which is consistent with what
> yum.conf has in it) and it appears that it wants to use the
> /*var*/lib/pgsql/data for the data.
> If I need to supply additional telemetry to diagnose the problem(s) ,
> just ask me. I'm sort of at the end of my rope here, and not too sure
> what to try next.
> TIA ,
> Bill Thoen
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