How to install PostGIS 2.0 on Fedora 16 (Verne) from packages

This installation method uses YUM packages maintained by Devrim GUNDUZ of the PostgreSQL Global Develompent Group (PGDG). For an overview of installing PostgreSQL using this method, see other details at  http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/YUM_Installation.

Configure YUM

These instructions will assume your user account has administrative privledges using sudo, and/or that you are using a graphical editor gedit, however use whatever text utility you are comfortable with. Open a terminal, e.g., click on Applications > System Tools > Terminal.

Open the first file for editing:

sudo gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo

On line 10, at the end of the [fedora] section, insert:

exclude=postgresql*

Save and close the file. Open the second file:

sudo gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo

On line 9, at the end of the [updates] section, insert:

exclude=postgresql*

Save and close the file.

Download and install PGDG RPM file

A PGDG RPM file needs to be downloaded for your platform and your PostgreSQL version requirements (you can choose the later). Find the correct RPM file for your system from here:  http://yum.postgresql.org/repopackages.php

For example, if you have a 64-bit OS and want to install PostgreSQL 9.2:

curl -O http://yum.postgresql.org/9.2/fedora/fedora-16-i386/pgdg-fedora92-9.2-5.noarch.rpm
sudo rpm -ivh pgdg-fedora92-9.2-5.noarch.rpm

Install PostGIS

sudo yum install postgis2_92