This question is more about environment set up.

At the current moment, March 4th 2013, can POSTGIS2.0 be install with POSTGRES 9.2?

I check their website out and to my understanding it is not possible...


I hope that's not the case. Any one can tell and point out the instruction how to install POSTGIS 2.0 on POSTGRES 9.2 on Ubuntu?


  • Anything is possible if you're willing to compile from source.
    – L_Holcombe
    May 22, 2013 at 2:55
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    Recently I had a problem installing PostGis using the commands @MikeToews suggested (only using postgres 9.1) due to a missing package. Not sure if this is your problem, but it threw me off for a few hours until I realized I need to repair the packages using apt-get update --fix-missing
    – djq
    May 22, 2013 at 2:59

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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS normally supports PostgreSQL 9.1. To get PostgreSQL 9.2 would require another method.

Try installing PostgreSQL 9.2 using instructions from https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Apt

After the repository has been added, follow these instructions, with one modification:

sudo apt-get install build-essential postgresql-9.2 postgresql-server-dev-9.2 libxml2-dev libproj-dev libjson0-dev xsltproc docbook-xsl docbook-mathml

It can't be installed from repositories, you may need to download and install from source.

Try this:

Install GEOS(for topology support)

wget http://download.osgeo.org/geos/geos-3.3.9.tar.bz2
tar xfj geos-3.3.9.tar.bz2
cd geos-3.3.9
sudo make install

Install PostGIS 2.0

wget http://download.osgeo.org/postgis/source/postgis-2.0.6.tar.gz
tar xfz postgis-2.0.6.tar.gz
cd postgis-2.0.6
sudo make install
sudo ldconfig
sudo make comments-install

Source: how to install postgresql 9.2 + postgis 2.0

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