Opened 6 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#14604 closed (fixed)

Ubuntu documentation for geospatial/Postgres is out of date

Reported by: mfitzp Owned by: nobody
Component: GIS Version: 1.2
Severity: Keywords: gis
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: UI/UX:

Description (last modified by gabrielhurley)

The note where it says "The PostGIS SQL files are not placed the PostgreSQL share directory in the Ubuntu packages. Use the script instead when Creating a Spatial Database Template for PostGIS." links to an Ubuntu script which no longer works (Maverick 10.10).

The following script is functional:

#!/usr/bin/env bash
createdb -E UTF8 template_postgis # Create the template spatial database.
createlang -d template_postgis plpgsql # Adding PLPGSQL language support.
psql -d postgres -c "UPDATE pg_database SET datistemplate='true' WHERE datname='template_postgis';"
psql -d template_postgis -f $POSTGIS_SQL_PATH/postgis.sql # Loading the PostGIS SQL routines
psql -d template_postgis -f $POSTGIS_SQL_PATH/spatial_ref_sys.sql
psql -d template_postgis -c "GRANT ALL ON geometry_columns TO PUBLIC;" # Enabling users to alter spatial tables.
psql -d template_postgis -c "GRANT ALL ON spatial_ref_sys TO PUBLIC;"

Note the updated path and the renamed lwpostgis.sql > postgis.sql

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Change History (5)

Changed 6 years ago by mfitzp

updated script

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by gabrielhurley

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Keywords gis added
  • Needs documentation unset
  • Needs tests unset
  • Patch needs improvement unset
  • Triage Stage changed from Unreviewed to Accepted

Formatted description. The docs referenced by this ticket are here:

The whole section is outdated, not just the script. Those docs don't mention Jaunty (9.04) or Lucid (10.04) at all. Simply fixing the script isn't the answer, here, though it would help.

Also, the current sentence has a typo, and is missing the word "in".

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by timo

  • Component changed from Documentation to GIS
  • Has patch set

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by jbronn

  • milestone set to 1.3
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Fixed in r15536. Scripts were updated for all Ubuntu/Debian distributions and docs were updated to include instructions for latest versions of Ubuntu.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by jacob

  • milestone 1.3 deleted

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