[postgis-users] RE Importing shapefiles to PostGIS

Shreerang Patwardhan patwardhan.shreerang at gmail.com
Sat Jan 23 18:42:17 PST 2010

Hello all,
        I have followed steps to import TIGER shapefile to PostGIS . I  got
the following output and errors.

shreerang at ubuntu:~/Shapefiles/
06001_Alameda_County/tl_2008_06001_arealm$ shp2pgsql -s 4326 -I -S
tl_2008_06001_arealm.shp public.test_db > tl_2008_06001_arealm.sql
Shapefile type: Polygon
Postgis type: POLYGON[2]

shreerang at ubuntu:~/Shapefiles/06001_Alameda_County/tl_2008_06001_arealm$
psql -d test_db -U postgres -f import.sql
psql: FATAL:  Ident authentication failed for user "postgres"

Need help!!!

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