[postgis-users] Are there any Ubuntu PPAs that serve PostGIS 2.0 beta releases?

Stephen V. Mather svm at clevelandmetroparks.com
Wed Apr 4 10:54:49 PDT 2012

So, is the below the best way to get the goodies of 2.0.0 for Ubuntu?  It’s a theoretical question, as I have GEOS and GDAL in place, but for the curious… .





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From: postgis-users-bounces at postgis.refractions.net [mailto:postgis-users-bounces at postgis.refractions.net] On Behalf Of Charlie Sharpsteen
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2012 3:58 PM
To: postgis-users at googlegroups.com
Cc: PostGIS Users Discussion
Subject: Re: [postgis-users] Are there any Ubuntu PPAs that serve PostGIS 2.0 beta releases?


On Thursday, March 15, 2012 10:40:00 AM UTC-7, Charlie Sharpsteen wrote:

Ok, I now have a nightly build set up that is tracking the PostGIS trunk. Binaries are being built for Oneric (11.11) and Precise (12.04-dev)



I will ponder upgrading GEOS and GDAL and setting up a stable build for the most recent beta releases.


The PostGIS nightly builds have been augmented with GEOS 3.3.2 and now include the topology plugin. GDAL 1.7.x is still being used from the official Ubuntu repositories. The installation steps are now:


    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:sharpie/for-science  # To get GEOS 3.3.2

    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:sharpie/postgis-nightly

    sudo apt-get update


    sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.1-postgis



The build of GEOS 3.3.2 was created using the following steps:


  * Forking the official Ubuntu sources for GEOS 3.2.2.

  * Backporting GEOS from Debian Wheezy to get to 3.3.1 along with associated packaging updates.

  * Merging in 3.3.2 from the official GEOS tarball.


This was accomplished by:


    bzr branch lp:ubuntu/geos

    cd geos

    bzr merge debianlp:wheezy/geos

    # De-stage all Debian patches prior to an upstream import

    quilt pop -a

    bzr merge-upstream  # Finds the latest GEOS tarball and merges it in!

    quilt push -a             # Fix any outdated patches.



I had to fix one patch conflict caused by the last command, but otherwise everything went smoothly.


GDAL is at 1.9.0 in Debian Experimental, but backporting looks like a moderate headache so I'm holding off for now. I may set up a stable build of PostGIS beta packages, but it looks like we are pretty close to 2.0 so I may wait until the official release. The nightly builds against the SVN trunk _should_ be pretty stable in the lead up to 2.0.



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