Ticket #281 (closed defect: fixed)
Postgis 1.4 is incompatible with PostgreSQL 8.1
|Reported by:||marco44||Owned by:||pramsey|
In contradiction with what's written here : http://www.postgis.org/documentation/manual-1.4/ch02.html#id2478443
Postgis doesn's seem to work with postgresql 8.1. I had this error while trying to load it : psql:../postgresql-8.1.18.bin/share/contrib/postgis.sql:53: ERROR: could not load library "/home/marc/temp/postgresql-8.1.18.bin/lib/postgis-1.4.so": /home/marc/temp/postgresql-8.1.18.bin/lib/postgis-1.4.so: undefined symbol: ARR_NULLBITMAP
I traced back the error to the macro ARR_NULLBITMAP being only available since PostgreSQL 8.2. Postgis will compile and link with 8.1, but will fail at install.
Not a big problem for me, but a user in our forum suffered a few days from it, till I looked into it.