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

Charlie Sharpsteen charles.sharpsteen at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 10:40:00 PDT 2012

On Wednesday, March 14, 2012 8:18:35 AM UTC-7, Charlie Sharpsteen wrote:
> On Wednesday, March 14, 2012 12:02:24 AM UTC-7, Sandro Santilli wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 07:50:32PM -0700, Charlie Sharpsteen wrote:
>> > I was wondering if anyone has a Personal Package Archive for Ubuntu 
>> that is 
>> > tracking the 2.0 beta releases. I looked at the UbuntuGIS and Postgis 
>> > project pages on Launchpad, but the only releases listed there were for 
>> > 1.5.x. Even the unstable repostory of UbuntuGIS was still tracking 
>> 1.5.x.
>> I'm not aware of any. It'd be very welcome if you want to setup one.
>> --strk;
> Allright, I'll take a shot at it. Looks like there is a Launchpad 
> repository that is synching with PostGIS SVN every 6 hours or so---perhaps 
> I can get a nightly build set up.
> -Charlie

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) and can 
be installed thusly:

    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:sharpie/postgis-nightly
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.1-postgis


   - No build of `postgis` or `libpostgis-java`, the only package provided 
   is `postgresql-9.1-postgis` which contains the PostGIS plugins, extensions 
   and command line tools.
   - Builds against GEOS 3.2.2, supplied by the standard Ubuntu 
   repositories, thus the topology extension is unavailable.
   - Builds against GDAL 1.7.0, supplied by the standard Ubuntu 
   repositories, thus some raster functionalities are unavailable.

The raw materials that went into creating this build were the PostGIS 
repository on Launchpad which synchs with the upstream SVN trunk ~every 6 


This repostory can be cloned using bazaar via `bzr branch lp:postgis`. The 
other component is the official Ubuntu PostGIS repository that contains the 
debian packaging materials:


This repository can be cloned using `bzr branch lp:ubuntu/postgis`. My 
strategy was to fork `lp:ubuntu/postgis`, edit the contents of the debian 
subdirectory to make it compatible with 2.0-dev and then publish the edited 
fork to Launchpad under my `+junk` section. After this was done, I set up a 
`bzr-builder` recipe that fuses `lp:postigs`, which tracks the upstream 
PostGIS repo, with the debian subdirectory contained in 
`lp:~sharpie/+junk/postgis`, which contains my edited packaging info, to 
create a nightly build:

    # bzr-builder format 0.3 deb-version 
    nest-part packaging lp:~sharpie/+junk/postgis debian debian

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

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