[postgis-users] Error with Ubuntu installation from PostgreSQL APT repository

Matthew Baker mattbaker at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 15:44:28 PDT 2014

Hi all,

Last year I wrote up some PostGIS installation instructions for Ubuntu 
based on the PostgreSQL APT repository:


These worked great for a while, but seems to have stopped working with 
Ubuntu 14.04.

I know there was a thread back at the end of January discussing the 
version of GDAL that would work with PostGIS (1.9 / 1.10) , but if 
nothing else, here's an update on the installation error messages:

--When running this on a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 VM - with no QGIS installed 
(thanks Stephen), here are the messages that I get:

After running this command:

*sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.3 postgresql-9.3-postgis pgadmin3 

I get the message:

/Package postgresql-9.3-postgis is not available, but is referred to by 
another package.//
//This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or//
//is only available from another source//
//E: Package 'postgresql-9.3-postgis' has no installation candidate/

So I modified the install command specific to PostGIS:

*sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.3 /postgis /pgadmin3 postgresql-contrib *

Which gives the message:

/Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have//
//requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable//
//distribution that some required packages have not yet been created//
//or been moved out of Incoming.//
//The following information may help to resolve the situation://
//The following packages have unmet dependencies://
// postgis : Depends: libgdal1 (>= 1.9.0) but it is not going to be 
//E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.//
So I tried to install libgdal1 v 1.10.0 via Synaptic Package Manager, 
but it doesn't seem to help.

That's where I'm stuck.

Does anyone have any info either regarding this error, or if the 
PostgreSQL APT repo is still packaging PostGIS?

I will try this on Ubuntu 12.04.4 just for fun...

I appreciate any feedback! Thank you!!!


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