enter image description hereI am trying to launch the osm2pgrouting thru the command below and load data (file) into it, but i get the following message:

$ osm2pgrouting --f osnabrueck.osm --conf mapconfig.xml --dbname routing --username postgres Execution starts at: Tue Jul 14 14:14:01 2020


Filename = osnabrueck.osm Configuration file = mapconfig.xml host = localhost port = 5432 dbname = routing username = postgres schema=
prefix = suffix =
Don't drop tables Don't create indexes Don't add OSM nodes

Testing database connection: routing fe_sendauth: no password supplied

What does the last line mean? How do I supply password to it?

2 Answers 2


This usually means that you are trying to connect to Postgres/PostGIS with your default user name and it is not a trusted user. You can usually, solve it by specifying the actual user you want to run this command (postgres) by using the --username postgres commandline argument. You will then be prompted for the password.

  • Thank you! Could you show me exactly how the command line should look like?
    – Set
    Jul 14, 2020 at 13:03
  • I tried: sudo osm2pgrouting --f osnabrueck.osm --conf mapconfig.xml --dbname routing --username postgres and it showed me: [sudo] password for postgres: postgres is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.
    – Set
    Jul 14, 2020 at 13:09
  • are you already logged in as postgres? - can you edit your question with more details
    – Ian Turton
    Jul 14, 2020 at 13:19
  • Yes, I logged-in using: sudo su postgres. Then it asks to enter password. Then I add the sudo command line above and I get the incident message. If not using sudo, I receive message which I already posted: fe_sendauth: no password supplied
    – Set
    Jul 14, 2020 at 13:23
  • do it as a regular user with the --username or as postgres then no sudo or --username
    – Ian Turton
    Jul 14, 2020 at 13:27

Password command needed to be added:

osm2pgrouting --f your-OSM-XML-File.osm --conf mapconfig.xml --dbname routing --username postgres -W yourpassword --clean

Password needs to be simple with letter characters. Otherwise, if you have these symbols: !1,234, it will show: event not recognized.

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