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Undergraduate studying Environmental Engineering and Applied Mathematics.

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comment Failing to build PostGIS on Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)
Do you really need PostGIS as a fat binary? If it is just for use on one Mac (i.e. you are not distributing binaries to other machines), save yourself a dumptruckload of pain and just build everything as x86_64. A package manager such a Homebrew or MacPorts can also help get things installed.
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comment Failing to build PostGIS on OS X 10.7 Lion
I don't think this will solve his problem. He is already supplying configure with an explicit path to pg_config and states that he wants to "match the default install of postgreSQL on OS X 10.7"---i.e. the one installed in /usr and certainly not anything in /usr/local.
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answered Failing to build PostGIS on OS X 10.7 Lion
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comment Failing to build PostGIS on OS X 10.7 Lion
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status means that some error occurred earlier in the log. To really have a chance at debugging this, someone would need the full log---everything from the time you ran ./configure. You could post it in a pastebin like gist.github.com.
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comment What is the most annoying fact about the GIS market/industry?
Or PostGIS + GeoServer delivered to end users via OpenLayers or uDIG. Configure it using Chef or Puppet and run it on EC2 for the price of a couple cups of coffee per day.
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comment Open source methods for kriging?
I've seen the "steep learning curve" comment thrown at R a few times- it just doesn't make sense to me. I was a year into my relationship with MATLAB when I discovered R. I found R so easy to learn that I gave MATLAB the one finger salute and promptly quit using it heavily.