[postgis-users] Error from lwpostgis.sql re: GEOS

Daniel Ricard ricardd at mathstat.dal.ca
Tue May 2 12:24:53 PDT 2006

I have downloaded and built from source the latest versions of postgreSQL, 
GEOS, proj4 and postGIS.

I thought that the installation was all good but I'm now getting an error when 
trying to "psql -U postgres -d myDB -f lwpostgis.sql":

psql:/usr/local/postgresql/share/contrib/lwpostgis.sql:39: ERROR:  could not 
load library "/usr/local/postgresql/lib/liblwgeom.so.1.1": libgeos_c.so.1: 
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

The GEOS library is installed in /usr/local and I have correctly set the 
GEOS_DIR in Makefile.config for postGIS.

Here is what configure tells me:


 HOST_OS: linux-gnu

   PGSQL: /usr/local/postgresql/bin/pg_config
    GEOS: /usr/local/bin/geos-config (with C-API)
    PROJ: dir=/usr/local/proj4

I also ran "ldconfig" after installing GEOS.

Any ideas about what I am doing wrong here? 


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