[postgis-users] ERROR: Unknown geometry type: 0 - Unknown

Sandro Santilli strk at keybit.net
Wed Aug 17 06:25:12 PDT 2011

Starting from a specific revision, a new serialized format was
enabled, requiring you to do a dump/reload.
Check SVN history and get back in time. 
If you want to jump over, dump, svn up and restore.


On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 03:14:23PM +0200, Andreas Forø Tollefsen wrote:
> Hi all.
> I was experimenting with some raster functionality in the SVN 6874. However,
> as there were some fixed bugs in later version I decided to create a new
> database on my server using SVN 7749.
> When installing this i must have updated some of the libraries, GEOS i guess
> and maybe others.
> The problem now is that while the 7749 database works flawless, the 6874
> have become corrupted.
> When querying any geometry column i get this:
> SELECT cshapes.geom FROM cshapes;
> results in:
> ERROR:  Unknown geometry type: 0 - Unknown
> It does not matter whether i query from remote or from the actual server.
> Any ideas on whether it is possible to solve this issue?
> I will eventually recreate all of my data on the 7749 database, but as for
> now i need to access the geometries stored in the 6874 database.
> Thank you in advance.
> Andreas

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