I recently reinstalled PostGIS on my pc, following these instructions link.
The installation is successful, and for several days work using PostgreSQL and PostGIS without problems. Now, I need to insert some shapefile within my database, but trying to execute the command "shp2pgsql" I get this result:

abominio@abominio-X555LD:~$ shp2pgsql --help
Il programma "shp2pgsql" non è attualmente installato.
È possibile   installarlo digitando: sudo apt-get install postgis

I tried to do a search

sudo find / -name shp2pgsql

but I do not get results.
currently I'm using Postgres 9.3 and PostGIS 2.1.6. why I do not have this function? how can I fix?

  • I have the same problem. Could you solved it? Commented May 26, 2015 at 22:12

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You could try to make a link under /usr/bin/shp2postgres to ../lib/postgresql/9.3/bin/shp2pgsql with the right permission.


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