[postgis-users] Trouble with shp2pgsql-gui?

Barend Köbben kobben at itc.nl
Wed Oct 5 00:57:26 PDT 2011

He solution might be simply that somewhere further in the SQL it tries to
find your shape-file and fails. What is the path you provided for the


On 05-10-11 04:05, "John Brisbin" <boabinteractive at gmail.com> wrote:

>G'Day all,
>We're in the early stages of familiarising ourselves with the basic
>management tools and procedures, so apologies in advance if this is well
>documented (somewhere?).
>We're running in a Debian (lenny) environment, using pgAdmin3 (1.14.0),
>and have manually installed the shp2pgsql-gui (2.0).
>In attempting to upload a well-formed ESRI shapefile with GCS_WGS_1984
>projection, we get the following messages in the uploader gui:
> >>>
>Shapefile type: Polygon
>CREATE TABLE "public"."ro310_socio-econ" (gid serial,
>"idnum" int2,
>"fid_" varchar(254),
>"aus_" numeric,
>"aus_id" numeric,
>"f_code" varchar(254),
>"bname" varchar(254),
>"bnum" varc"
>Failed in pgui_exec(): could not receive data from server: The system
>cannot find the path specified.
>  (0x00000003/3)
>Shapefile import failed.
>It looks like there is a problem with the encoding (why?) and then later
>on there is a problem with the connection to the database (is that right?)
>Looking for any guidance: much appreciated!
>Kind regards,
>John Brisbin
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