[postgis-users] make install as root on v1.5.2

Bill Teluk bill.teluk at team.telstra.com
Wed Mar 9 18:58:09 PST 2011

I have installed PostGIS 1.5.2 on a PostgreSQL 9.0.4 (OpenSCG RPM) on an
RHEL5.5 system - the instructions in the included README.postgis indicate
that I should perform "make install" as "postgres" user.  This didn't work
and generated the error below:

   /bin/mkdir -p '/opt/postgres/9.0/share/postgresql/contrib/postgis-1.5'
   /bin/mkdir: cannot create directory 

   `/opt/postgres/9.0/share/postgresql/contrib/postgis-1.5': Permission
   make[1]: *** [installdirs] Error 1
   make[1]: Leaving directory 

   make: *** [postgis-install] Error 2

I overcame this by performing "make install" as "root" user - I did this
because I noted that the online HTML documentation for v1.5 doesn't indicate
which user to install as - at least as far as I could see (ref 

Is this a documentation error, or should I really be installing as user


Regards, Bill Teluk.
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