[postgis-devel] [postgis-users] Allowing use of PostGIS EXTENSION w/out raster
lr at pcorp.us
Mon Oct 9 17:20:41 PDT 2017
> I meant with 4 instead of 1.
Regardless how you dice it, option 1 or 2 you still have the same headache
without manually copying files.
a) a PostGIS that offers all modes - postgis, topology, sfcgal, tiger
geocoder, address standardizer
b) Breaking up at package level
For most packagers I would suggest not even bothering with this, build
everything as you are doing and let users decide which extensions they want
in their database
CREATE EXENSION ...;
Breaking out postgis_topology and postgis_tiger_geocoder from core is
actually kinda a silly cause they don't add any extra dependencies
That's just strk's conflating system packaging with PostgreSQL extension
packaging (neither of which he respects)
I had only entertained this idea because I know people who build their own
were having some problems with getting GDAL and it will be harder for users
on older platforms.
So I figured half an extension which other extensions can say "okay you're
postgis enough" for me to say you satisfy my "depends on postgis
BTW I think this was the big fight we had last time why we never went
If we break postgis _raster out into a separate extension, it will be really
hard to put it back if we are wrong and they'll be a lot of distrust from
people because we changed the rules on people in a minor release.
With option 2 -- it's easy to move to option 1 later at PostGIS 3 when
people are prepped for big breaking changes and when the PostgreSQL
extension machinery is more flexible to handle things like
A variable that you can use to target what schema you dependent extension is
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