[postgis-users] ./compile all over?

Heitzso heitzso at growthmodels.com
Tue Nov 4 09:34:13 PST 2003

Build postgresql first from source code with ./configure, make, make 
install etc.
IF you want to use GEOS then you need to prepend the postgresql ./configure
with LDFLAGS=-lstdc++ as in: LDFLAGS=-lstdc++ ./*configure* 
--other-options *...*

Then, unpack postgis in contrib tree.  I usually pick up cvs flavor and 
sym link
postgis over to postgis-cvs.  Then cd into the postgis directory and 
follow build
directions there.  Once you have postgis built you still need to load 
the postgis
functions into your database, etc.  The instructions in the postgis 
are quite clear.

You do not need to then rebuild postgresql afterwards.

>I appoligize if this question has been asked a thousand times already....
>I am unclear on the procedure for installation of postgis. I snooped the
>archive and found info for linux - I am on a mac running osx 10.3.
>to install postgis do I need to run ./configure again? and then make, make
>install?  it seems this would rebuild my whole running working build of
>postgres -- perhaps I am mistaken in this assumption?
>Any help would be much appreciated.

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