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I'm trying to generate a database with the osm2pgsql schema using the osm2pgsql application, with the command:

osm2pgsql -H host -U user -P 5433  -W -d db -k -l -c -s file.pbf

But when I'm running osm2pgsql, I get the following error:

Using built-in tag processing pipeline
Using projection SRS 4326 (Latlong)
Setting up table: planet_osm_point
Setting up table: planet_osm_line
Setting up table: planet_osm_polygon
Setting up table: planet_osm_roads
Allocating memory for dense node cache
Allocating dense node cache in one big chunk
Allocating memory for sparse node cache
Sharing dense sparse
Node-cache: cache=800MB, maxblocks=102400*8192, allocation method=11
Mid: pgsql, scale=10000000 cache=800
Setting up table: planet_osm_nodes
Setting up table: planet_osm_ways
Setting up table: planet_osm_rels
Reading in file: snapdb.pbf
Invalid blocksize 1010792557
Error occurred, cleaning up
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I took a look on the osm2pgsql source code and the error Invalid blocksize %lu occurs when the osm2pgsql verifies the header size of the file, so I presumed that this error is with my .pbf file.

My problem was when I created my .pfb file using the osmosis application, I created a .osm file with the .pbf extension using this command:

osmosis --read-apidb host="host" database="db" user="user" password="pass" --write-xml file="test.pbf" 

I did this using the argument --write-xml instead of --write-pbf.

So, when I was running the osm2pgsql:

osm2pgsql -H host -U user -P 5433  -W -d db -k -l -c -s file.pbf

The tool was getting the extension by the file's name and trying to read the .osm file as a .pbf file. Is it a bug?


I solved this problem simply renaming my file to .osm using:

mv file.pbf file.osm

Or I could create the file again using the correct command:

osmosis --read-apidb host="host" database="db" user="user" password="pass" --write-pbf file="test.pbf" 

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