[postgis-users] PostGIS' gentoo ebuild and PostGIS manual transalation

Gérald Fenoy djayweb at djayux.net
Mon Apr 10 11:21:55 PDT 2006

Hi James, list,

Le lundi 10 avril 2006 à 10:08 -0700, James Marca a écrit :
> At approximately Mon, Apr 10, 2006 at 12:22:38PM +0200, "R. Mller" wrote:
> > nice to hear,
> > 
> > but i actually can't find it... :-(
> according to this page
> http://packages.gentoo.org/ebuilds/?postgis-1.1.2
> it isn't even being tested on the amd64 platform.  However, I didn't
> have any trouble manually ebuilding an earlier version, 1.1.0, on my
> machine: 
>  Linux 2.6.15-gentoo-r4 #2 PREEMPT Tue Feb 7 15:53:45 PST 2006 x86_64
>  AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
> using the x86 ebuild file.  I can't test the new version until I
> finish some development work, but I expect it will also build fine.

As you are on the amd64 arch you would add your arch to the "keywords"
list with the ekeyword tool (or manualy if you prefer), for your
exemple : ekeyword
~amd64 /usr/portage/dev-db/postgis/postgis-1.1.2.ebuild. Then, you must
recreate md5 or the modified file with the ebuild tool using its digest
comand, like this :
ebuild /usr/portage/dev-db/postgis/postgis-1.1.2.ebuild digest. (don't
forget that the next time you use "emerge --sync", your modifications
will disapear, you could use an overlay if you want your files stay
untouched by portage)

> And I am using geos 2.2.1, from an unofficial ebuild I found reading
> the Gentoo bugzilla logs.  Probably from the same source noted in the
> original email on this thread, but I do not recall the specifics.
You're right, you could find the geos ebuild directly on the
gentooscience overlay (http://gentooscience.org). 
Thanks a lot for their work.

> *  sci-libs/geos
>       Latest version available: 2.1.4
>       Latest version installed: 2.2.1
>       Size of downloaded files: 494 kB
>       Homepage:    http://geos.refractions.net
>       Description: Geometry Engine - Open Source
>       License:     GPL-2
> Regards,
> James Marca

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