[postgis-users] facing problems while loading lwpostgis.sql inPostGIS

Tim Bowden tim.bowden at westnet.com.au
Sat Feb 2 04:06:41 PST 2008

On Fri, 2008-02-01 at 18:58 +0000, Mark Cave-Ayland wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-02-01 at 16:38 +0900, Tim Bowden wrote:
> > I vaguely recall there was a requirement for postgresql to be run before
> > installing postgis.  Is this still the case, or have I not correctly
> > remembered?
> Hi Tim,
> As long as PostgreSQL is installed, you can do make/make install to
> build PostGIS fine. However PostgreSQL must be running in order to
> connect with psql and execute the lwpostgis.sql script.
> ATB,
> Mark.
Ok, I'll concede I'm going mad.  I had a niggling feeling I read
somewhere once before it was required to run postgresql at least once
before compiling postgis against it.  Google's found nothing to back me
up, so obviously I was quite mistaken.  I've never worried about it
because I've always configured and tested a new postgresql before even
thinking about compiling postgis as a matter of course.  I was just a
little concerned that Ahmad's src compiled postgresql wasn't in a
runable state.


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