[postgis-users] PostGIS upgrade

strk at refractions.net strk at refractions.net
Thu Dec 23 01:10:19 PST 2004

On Thu, Dec 23, 2004 at 10:44:42AM +0200, Paul Scott wrote:
> I have just completed one of the easiest, seamless upgrades I have ever
> experienced from PostGIS 0.7x to latest tarball from refrcations.net.
> The [english] documentation is excellent, and I didn't experience any
> problems whatsoever...

May I ask you how did you proceed in your upgrade ?

> Just a few comments:
> New users should be made aware of the GEOS and Proj flages in the
> Makefile - there is no longer a reference to them in the documentation

.. point 3 warn user it has to edit the Makefile,
but you're right it tells to *enable* GEOS and Proj instead
of *disable* them since they are enabled by default..

Do people think we should change the default or the documentation?

> Possibly include a shell script to download and install all dependencies
> as well to make the installation easier for new users, I have had
> reports from some people that they have given up on the install because
> its "too difficult" (non RPM distro users)

Automatically download and install is not a good idea (IMHO)
Users not willing to read the docs should get a packaged version
(.rpm or .deb or whatever).

> Thanks for a great product!

Thank you!

> --Paul
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