[postgis-users] How to add shp2pgsql and pgsql2shp

Greg Troxel gdt at lexort.com
Fri Dec 3 17:14:40 PST 2021

Terry <terry.curran at shaw.ca> writes:

> I have a RHEL8 system, with PostgreSQL-13 and postgis_3.1.4.  All
> seems to work well.
> I wanted to add some shp files, and I was surprised to *not* find the
> shp2pgsql and pgsql2shp applications.  My PostgreSQL is installed in
> /usr/pgsql-13, and the missing applications are not in
> /usr/pgsql-13/bin ( nor elsewhere).
> What is the preferred method to install shp2pgsql, please?

shp2pgsql is part of postgis.  The pkgsrc package for 3.1.4 has a ton of
sql files to install uprade, plus:


You should ask Red Hat why it isn't in the postgis package, after first
looking for some postgis-tools or similar package that has the
command-line tools.
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