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Installing PostGIS 2.0.X on RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux 5 and 6 (Fedora? That is easy!)

I have announced PostGIS 2.0.0 packages last week -- now time for a tutorial about how to install them on RHEL/CentOS/SL 5 and 6.

On Fedora, things are easy -- all required dependencies are inside the distribution, so yum will work fine.

However, on RHEL/CentOS/SL, gdal is not included in both main repositories and PGDG repository. -- and gdal requires following packages:


You can get these packages from EPEL repository:

I know it is not that good to add an extra repository to your machine, but this is what I can do for now. A nice solution is downloading these packages from EPEL repo, resigning them with PGDG key, and not requiring EPEL for PostGIS. I have done this before for pgAdmin, and copied wxGTK packages from EPEL repository. I will probably do it also for the packages above, but not this week :-)



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