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Re: PostGIS does not work with Postgresql installation

From: Gary Johnson
Subject: Re: PostGIS does not work with Postgresql installation
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2019 16:16:31 -0500
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Hi Guix,

Please disregard my last message. It looks like Julien's patch that adds
#:extension-packages to the operating-system's postgresql-service
function was already merged into master. Excellent!


Gábor Boskovits <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> Gary Johnson <address@hidden> ezt írta (időpont: 2019. febr.
> 5., K, 19:22):
>> Hi Guix,
>>   I need to install the PostGIS spatial extensions into my local
>> PostgreSQL database. However, due to our unique packaging setup,
>> PostgreSQL cannot find the PostGIS extension directory.
> The fix for this is currently on staging, see:
> If needed you can cherry-pick it from there, but this may trigger lot
> of rebuilds.
>> Here is the error I'm getting from within a psql session:
>> -------------------------------------------------------------
>> postgres=# CREATE EXTENSION postgis;
>> ERROR: could not open extension control file
>> "/gnu/store/1ybw54pgin4b59czcppybzlk6jkqnxik-postgresql-10.6/share/extension/postgis.control":
>> No such file or directory
>> -------------------------------------------------------------
>> This file is actually installed here:
>> /gnu/store/nx9lyaia3z8ilxm1z80f7rhg1j3ka1j8-postgis-2.4.4/share/extension/postgis.control
>> So...the issue is, of course, that Guix is installing PostGIS into its
>> own directory under /gnu/store rather then into the PostgreSQL install
>> directory, which is how other package managers do it.
>> Unfortunately, I can't find any environment variables that I can set to
>> tell PostgreSQL where to look from the postgis.control file. Instead, it
>> looks like the *postgis* package under gnu/packages/geo.scm needs to be
>> rewritten to correctly write out symlinks into the postgresql install
>> directory.
>> I don't currently have the Guix programming chops to make this happen.
>> Perhaps someone else on this mailing list can help?
>> Thanks,
>>   Gary
> Thank you for your report.
> Best regards,
> g_bor

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