[postgis-devel] Re: [postgis-users] installation problem

vamsee movva vamseejump at gmail.com
Thu May 10 07:28:32 PDT 2007

Hi mark,
Thanks for reply, I have one question:
Can i get core functionality of PostGIS if i remove template_gis from

On 5/10/07, Mark Cave-Ayland <mark.cave-ayland at ilande.co.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-05-09 at 17:21 -0500, vamsee movva wrote:
> > Hi martin,
> > Thanks for reply.
> > I am not intentionally trying to write into /etc/
> > When i executed make install command, it is trying to write into that
> > file.
> > thanks
> Hmmm not sure why this is trying to write to /etc directly - it must be
> something in the template_gis code which is trying to do this. To be
> fair, the authors note in the README file that it needs to be run as
> root, but by writing to /etc/default then it obviously contains
> Debian-specific code which is not a good thing. Also the fact that the
> template code is the only reason PostGIS has to be built/installed as
> root is not a good one, especially given that I have multiple PostgreSQL
> installations as various non-root users in production - perhaps this
> change should be reverted until someone fixes up the code in question?
> The reason this hasn't been seen before is because the template_gis code
> is new, and has only been built by default since the latest release. The
> easiest solution would be to edit GNUMakefile and remove references to
> templategis, templategis-install, templategis-uninstall and
> templategis-clean and try again.
> Kind regards,
> Mark.
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