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I'm trying to install PostGIS 2.2.1 on Mac OS X 10.8. I've installed all of the prerequisites for PostGIS and am now running the configure command:

./configure CC=/usr/bin/clang CXX=/usr/bin/clang++ "CFLAGS=-arch x86_64 -arch i386" "LDFLAGS=-arch x86_64 -arch i386" "CXXFLAGS=-arch x86_64 -arch i386" 

I'm getting the following error:

configure: error: could not find libpq

I have PostgreSQL 9.1.4 installed and I believe I see the libpq libraries which is owned by root:wheel:


I did the following but it didn't help:

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/pgsql/lib

This too in case PostGIS just needs to know where Postgres is installed:

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/pgsql

Finally, I ran this command with and without sudo:

./configure CC=/usr/bin/clang CXX=/usr/bin/clang++ "CFLAGS=-arch x86_64 -arch i386" "LDFLAGS=-arch x86_64 -arch i386" "CXXFLAGS=-arch x86_64 -arch i386" "LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/pgsql/lib"

What am I doing wrong? I found another post here where someone else had the same problem but the solutions noted there didn't work for me.


UPDATE: I'm looking in the PostGIS config.log file and can at least see why the error is occurring. I just don't quite understand what to do to prevent it.

ld: warning: ignoring file /usr/local/pgsql/lib/libpq.dylib, file was built for unsupported file format ( 0xcf 0xfa 0xed 0xfe 0x 7 0x 0 0x 0 0x 1 0x 3 0x 0 0x 0 0x 0 0x 6 0x 0 0x 0 0x 0 ) which is not the architecture being linked (i386): /usr/local/pgsql/lib/libpq.dylib
Undefined symbols for architecture i386:
  "_PQserverVersion", referenced from:
      _main in conftest-sxaGdF.o
ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture i386
clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation)
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I finally solved the problem by deleting the postgis directory and re-running the commands without any of the command line arguments (CFLAGS, etc.) shown in my initial question. I did the following:

sudo make install
make clean

I found the "make clean" command while researching the problem. This command causes the library to run a bunch of tests that validates the installation. Today I'll be testing my installation but right now, everything appears to be OK.

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