[postgis-users] GEOS and PostGIS

Markus Schaber schabi at logix-tt.com
Thu Nov 2 06:21:50 PST 2006

Hi, Nick,

Nick Black wrote:

> psql 8.1.4
> Ubuntu server 6.06
> I'm trying to connect QGIS to a postgis database, but I get an error
> saying that GEOS support is not installed in PostGIS.  I have
> libgeos-dev and libgeos2c2a installed.  The documentation that I have
> found only mentions GEOS in the context of compiling Postgres.
> Do I need to recompile POstgres with GEOS support, or is it possible to
> add it?

We talked about that on #postgis.

It seems that the ubuntu people built their postgis without GEOS
support, but QGIS needs a geos-enabled PostGIS.

Short-Term solution: build postgis himself.
Long-Term solution: bug report for the ubuntu packages.

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