[postgis-users] PostGIS 2.0 instalation problem

Nahum Castro pedro1_72 at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 20 06:18:47 PST 2012

Same error

Unknown 998

Windows 7 sp1 64
Postgresql: "PostgreSQL 9.2.2, compiled by Visual C++ build 1600, 64-bit"
Postgis 2.0.1 for Postgresql x64

Nahum Castro
Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico
e-mail: pedro1_72 [en] yahoo [punto] com

 De: wobo <mcwobo at hotmail.com>
Para: postgis-users at postgis.refractions.net 
Enviado: Martes, 18 de diciembre, 2012 18:55:43
Asunto: Re: [postgis-users] PostGIS 2.0 instalation problem


I guess this e-mail was intended for somebody else (Willy).
I still haven't been able to install PostGIS 2.0 on my Windows XP, but am using it on Windows 7 succesfully.

Yours sincerely,

Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 15:48:57 -0800
From: [hidden email]
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: PostGIS 2.0 instalation problem

when you say compressed postgis file -- you mean the one on 
this page?
I unfortunately don't have a windows xp machine readily handy 
to test with.  I haven't tried upgrading my test to 9.1.7 to rule that out 
as an issue so I'll give that a try.
This issue is usually caused by libxml2-2.dll 
incompatibilities.  Though I gather you are using the one packaged with 
PostGIS since it looks like the postgres one isu using 
Have you been running PostGIS 2 or 1.5 on your windows xp 
successfully in past

 From: Willy-Bas Loos [mailto:[hidden email]] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 11:30 AM
To: PostGIS Users 
Discussion; Paragon Corporation
Subject: Re: [postgis-users] PostGIS 
2.0 instalation problem


I have the same problem.

I installed postgres on an XP PC, which worked fine. (PostgreSQL 9.1.7, 
compiled by Visual C++ build 1500, 32-bit)

Then I used the StackBuilder to install PostGIS 2.

Upon creating the extension, i get the error "ERROR: could not load library 
"C:/Program Files/PostgreSQL/9.1/lib/postgis-2.0.dll": unknown error 

The same happens when executing the sql "create extension 

I tried pasting the contents from the bin folder from the 
compressed postgis installation file into ../9.1/bin/, but to no 

I used Depends.exe to diagnose, like Paragon suggested.
included the dwi-file as an attachment.
Is there anything i can 



On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 2:50 AM, wobo <[hidden email]> wrote:

So, I've been trying to install PostGIS 2.0 over and over  again on several
>different Windows XP computers, but didn't succeed in 
  getting it up and
>running. So I ended up borrowing my brother's Windows 7 
  pc, using the exact
>same download (postgreSQL + postgis using stackbuilder) 
  which took me about
>5 minutes to succesfully install the whole 
>I have no clue why it doesn't work on my XP. More exactly, why 
  it can't find
>the correctly located postgis-2.0.dll-file. But at least I'll 
  be able to
>test and recap the 'PostGIS in Action' on Windows 7 from now 
>Many thanks for suggesting and helping anyway.
  this message in context: http://postgis.17.n6.nabble.com/PostGIS-2-0-instalation-problem-tp4624902p4993596.html
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