I installed both postgresql and postgis using brew in mac. How can I now install pgrouting. I couldn't install it using brew. Any suggestions?

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You can download Mac OS X installers from this website: http://www.kyngchaos.com/software/postgres

I don't know this is compatible with what you installed using brew, but the PostgreSQL/PostGIS binaries you can get from that website should work well, too.

  • I don't think it is compatible with the one I installed using brew Commented May 29, 2012 at 13:03
  • I tried to install it from the source using cmake. But it said it couldn't find boost. So I installed it using brew (brew install boost) but still it says it cannot find boost. Commented May 29, 2012 at 13:18
  • kyngchaos's installer unfortunately does not allow itself to work with postgresql 9.2 Commented Sep 7, 2013 at 1:41

I think that if you build on MacOSX, pgrouting git-master version is necessary.
See another question (How to solve the “Undefined symbols in librouting.dylib” issue on Mac Os X?).

$ cd ~/
$ mkdir -p Build/cpp/pgrouting-git
$ cd Build/cpp/pgrouting-git
$ git clone git://github.com/pgRouting/pgrouting.git .
$ mkdir build
$ cd build
$ cmake -DPOSTGRESQL_INCLUDE_DIR='/usr/local/Cellar/postgresql/9.1.3/include/server' -DBoost_DIR='/usr/local/Cellar/boost/1.49.0' ..
$ vi ../core/src/edge_visitors.hpp
-- edit as follows.
-- #include <boost/graph/detail/is_same.hpp>
--  => #include <boost/type_traits/is_same.hpp>
$ make
$ sudo make install
  • I tried to install it as you said. But it agains says Could not find Boost FATAL ERROR Please check your Boost installation. I have already installed boost using homebrew. Is there anything else that I should do? Commented May 30, 2012 at 14:30
  • I have got the following errorcmake -DPOSTGRESQL_INCLUDE_DIR='/usr/local/Cellar/postgresql/9.1.2/include/server/' -DBOOST_DIR='/usr/local/Cellar/boost/1.49.0/include/boost/' -- Could NOT find Boost FATALERROR Please check your Boost installation Output directory for libraries is set to /usr/lib/postgresql Commented May 30, 2012 at 14:46
  • I had installed boost from cgal dependencies with homebrew. In my environment, "brew info boost" result is as follows boost 1.49.0 boost.org /usr/local/Cellar/boost/1.49.0 (9053 files, 239M) * github.com/mxcl/homebrew/commits/master/Library/Formula/boostrb
    – sanak
    Commented May 30, 2012 at 15:45
  • I have the same in mine as well Commented May 30, 2012 at 15:50
  • -DBoost_DIR word must be case sensitive, and suffix should be "~/1.49.0" (last "/include/boost" word is not necessary).
    – sanak
    Commented May 30, 2012 at 15:54

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