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I want the deb package.

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Which distro are you using ? Which version of the distro ? – Sathya Dec 14 '09 at 15:40
Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 – Jader Dias Dec 14 '09 at 16:18

You haven't mentioned which distro you're using. Assuming Debian,

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Can I use it on Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10? – Jader Dias Dec 14 '09 at 16:18
Postgis packages are available for PostgreSQL 8.3 in Ubuntu Karmic. I don't think Debian version would work. Then again, I'm not sure. – Sathya Dec 14 '09 at 17:12

Use this command to search for it

apt-cache search postgis

This should return this, on Karmic, or something close:

osm2pgsql - Openstreetmap data to PostgreSQL converter
libpostgis-java - geographic objects support for PostgreSQL -- JDBC support
postgis - geographic objects support for PostgreSQL -- common files
postgresql-8.3-postgis - geographic objects support for PostgreSQL 8.3

To find more info, use apt-cache showpkg postgis this will show you, the version and what it depends on:

Package: postgis Versions: 1.3.5-1ubuntu2 (/var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_karmic-updates_universe_binary-i386_Packages)


Reverse Depends: postgresql-8.3-postgis

With a little bit of research you'll find some posts about postgis 1.3.5, and postgrsql 8.4, it aparently didn't build cleanly and required patching, Postgis 1.3.6 makes special note of build improvements against 8.4 in the build notes

  • Improve PostgreSQL 8.4 compile support (Talha Rizwan, Mark Cave-Ayland)

per the 1.3.6 docs.

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