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I am trying to install ArcSDE 10 for PostgreSQL in CentOS. I tried doing that but am stuck with same errors repeatedly and am thinking of giving one more shot from the scratch. I just want to make sure the versions/releases before I start over again. I am thinking of using CentOS 5.4 (for i686 architecture), PostgreSQL 8.3.8/8.4.1, PostGIS 1.4.0 and ArcSDE 10. Please let me know if I have to change any version/releases of any software.


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I am sure that you know that CentOS isn't a supported platform (not that support on 'nix platforms has ever been very useful)… – DavidF Jan 28 '11 at 19:25
Actually, this is the better URL. Because ArcSDE is ArcGIS Server, except that it really isn't...… – DavidF Jan 28 '11 at 21:14

@troublemaker, I do have that setup, except using CentOS 5.5, and postgres 8.3.8. Additionally, I have GEOS 3.2.2-CAPI-1.6.2 and PROJ-4.7.1. I am able to access the database through ArcCatalog, load data and access it through ArcMap. I'm sorry I don't remember the specifics on getting SDE running on it. Although I am running 10, I found the 9.3 documentation mostly helpful.

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10 postgres support
I didn't answer with what you have to do.
The link provides direction on the software stack that "is" supported.
I am certain that there are unsupported stacks running successfully.
However outside of "supported", help would have to come from someone who has the same, (such as mfrancis).
So in my opinion that is the answer you should choose.

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If you're referring to the minimum requirements ("ArcSDE for PostgreSQL is not supported on Red Hat 4"), then this should be a comment, not an answer. – Michael Todd Jan 28 '11 at 20:37
I have read somewhere that CentOS and RHEL 5 are identical, and CentOS uses the same source files that RHEL uses. Doesn't that mean we can replace RHEL with CentOS? – tester Jan 28 '11 at 22:16
Yes, which is why I think that link was posted. – Michael Todd Jan 28 '11 at 23:58
While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. – iant Aug 14 '12 at 13:41

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