[postgis-users] WKT raster installation on Mac Snow Leopard

William Kyngesburye woklist at kyngchaos.com
Wed Jul 21 08:32:23 PDT 2010

I should be able to get a wktraster installer ready soon.

Sorry, but I won't be supporting other Postgres distributions.  Too much variation in the installation methods and layout, even some that try to be Mac-like, which really isn't appropriate for server software, especially one like Postgres which is very particular about file permissions.

With the EnterpriseDB installer I couldn't tell - it uses a 3rd party installer, so I can't poke into the contents without installing it, and I don't like installing new unknown software where I have no clue what it's going to do.  Also, I see that they don't have a 64bit version.

But, my postgis (& future wktraster) should install and run on any default installation of Postgres (/usr/local/pgsql) of the version it was built for.  If you can figure out where files need to be on some other insallation, it's possible my binaries could run on a matching Postgres version - you could extract the files from my installers and copy them to the other postgres (Pacifist can open OSX flat packages).

On Jul 21, 2010, at 9:45 AM, Shaun Langley wrote:

> I want to put my vote in for a MacOS package.  I spent several weeks
> trying to correctly identify the paths without success.  From what I
> can tell, the problem is not having a lot of the dependencies through
> various dev packages.  When I finally got around to getting it
> compiled in Ubuntu, I spent quite a while installing "other" things to
> get all the dependencies satisfied.  But at least I was prompted
> during the config stage as to what the necessary steps were.  If you
> can also get the packaged to interface with the enterprisedb version
> of postgres (vastly different paths from the Kyngchaos one) you'll
> open the project up to a whole suite of others!  You may even get some
> publicity/support from enterprisedb themselves.
> Regards,
> Shaun
> --------------------------
> Shaun Langley
> Graduate Student, PhD
> Department of Geography
> Michigan State University
> Home: (517) 974-9346
> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 9:14 AM, Javier de la Torre
> <jatorre at vizzuality.com> wrote:
>> Thanks William!
>>>> I have tried downloading the same version of PostGIS code that I have installed via Kyngchaos and use it to compile WKT raster. I had to copy config.sub and config.guess because it was complaining and then I ran:
>>> Odd.  The included config.sub/guess work for me.
>> That was on WKT raster not postgis.
>>> ... hmm, it seems there is some interest in WKTraster on OS X... maybe it's time for a new package...
>> That would be awesome!! Right now I am evaluating possibilities but later if we include it in a development will be nice to have a binary to let developers install everything easily. I volunteer myself to take care of it, but your website is the reference for downloading postgis binaries for mac os x! So ideally should be there.
>> Javier.
>> www.vizzuality.com
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