[postgis-users] Build PostGIS 1.5.2 under Windows

Mark Cave-Ayland mark.cave-ayland at siriusit.co.uk
Wed Jan 19 03:19:43 PST 2011

On 18/01/11 19:39, Ilie, Radu wrote:

> Hi,
> We need to build PostGIS 1.5.2 as 32 bit under Windows, using Visual C++.
> We tried to follow the instructions from
> http://trac.osgeo.org/postgis/wiki/DevWikiWinVC_15, but the instructions
> from there are not complete. We tried to follow the logical path from
> the end of the instructions, but we get thousands of compilation errors.
> I noticed at http://www.postgis.org/download/windows/experimental.php
> that there are binaries available for distribution under Windows. I
> imagine the people building them have a build environment for Windows
> already set up. Does anybody know the steps followed by the people that
> build the Windows binaries?
> Are there any updated instructions available for building PostGIS under
> Windows? Even if they are cumbersome, we can follow them.
> Thank you,

Sadly MSVC builds under Windows are currently unsupported, however if 
you do manage to get any further please do update the wiki with your 
progress. Is there any particular reason that you can't use the MingW 



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