[Live-demo] which version of PostGIS on OSGeo-Live? What apps will be effected?

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Mon Nov 19 12:34:42 PST 2012

On 11/19/2012 11:57 AM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> On 20/11/12 00:39, Daniel Kastl wrote:
>> Are there any plans to upgrade PostGIS to version 2.0? Because this
>> could require some additional work for pgrouting then as it's not the
>> default PostGIS version of 12.04 and 12.10
> Should we be upgrading PostGIS from 1.5.2-2 to 2.0 on our next
> OSGeo-Live 6.5 release.
> Firstly, how would we install PostGIS?
> Are there any dependency issues we will introduce if we were to upgrade
> to 2.0?
> Are there workarounds for such dependency issues?
> According to our status spreadsheet [1], the following applications
> depend upon postgis. There are probably others as well:
> 52nSOS
> mapbender
> pgrouting
> sahana
> [1]
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Al9zh8DjmU_RdGIzd0VLLTBpQVJuNVlHMlBWSDhKLXc#gid=13

Postgis 2.0 from ubuntugis-unstable (no change to the script required to
get that).

Some projects may not be able to use 2.0 yet, for those we should also
retain 1.5. As Brian has pointed out it should be possible to have both.

Possible method:
Install Postgis 1.5 from ubuntu stock repos, then add ubuntugis to apt
and install 2.0. 1.5 sql files might remain on the system which would
then give us both. We'd want to make 2 different template dbs one thats
1.5 using the same name we have now and then a postgis 2.0 template
under a different name so projects that want to use it can.


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