I work on OpenSUSE 12.1 and after today's upgrade (2012 NOV 14) Postgres and Postgis doesn't work. If I login to Postgres server by PgAdmin, get the message: translated from polish "ERROR: can't acces to file "$libdir/postgis-2.0".Theres no file or directory"

When I want create spatial extension by typing " psql -d sulo1 -c "CREATE EXTENSION postgis;" " than I get : cannot open control extension "/usr/share/postgresql91/extension/postgis.control": no file and folder

Have to configure my postgis for a new upgrades?

  • Where did you get the update files for PostGIS from?
    – Mapperz
    Nov 14, 2012 at 15:24
  • There was automatic updates, from official repository. Update was for Postgis, Posgres, GDAL, QGIS and other. After update I have: -postgis2 2.0.1-2.3 -postgresql client 9.1.5+ -postgresql91 9.1.6-9.1
    – tomsik
    Nov 14, 2012 at 16:29
  • source of updates: download.opensuse.org/repositories/Application:/Geo/…
    – tomsik
    Nov 14, 2012 at 17:02
  • I've tested that on 2 servers with OpenSUSE. Each one after automatic updates has that problem.
    – tomsik
    Nov 15, 2012 at 6:40
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    Maybe it's looking at the wrong path. On my Ubuntu system, the path is /usr/share/postgresql/9.1/extension/postgis.control. A simple symlink at /usr/share/postgresql91/ might work as a temporary fix.
    – L_Holcombe
    Nov 15, 2012 at 7:24

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My problem was solved by me, but I am not glad with how I did it. OpenSUSE provided a patch to Postgres 9.1.7 which assumes different directory structure on the disk: / usr/share/postgresql91 / and not as before / usr / share / postgresql / This is the official upgrade OpenSSUSE number 775. However, Postgis (at now - 2012 NOV 18) is not prepared for this new patch and install it's $ libdir/Postgis-2.0 to the old catalogs structure. Uninstalling latest version of Posgres 9.1.6 and reinstall the PostGIS database was take effect, and it works. Below is a screenshot of how it looks like in my Yast.

installed packages

above are installed packages, below uninstalled packages

uninstalled packages

Thanks for help everyone, especially for symlinks - that was very important for the INVESTIGATION :-)

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