How to install PostGIS 2.0 on Ubuntu 13.04 (raring) from packages


Add PPA using:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable

Now open 'Software & Updates' and go to the tab 'Other Software' and change the distribution for from 'raring' to 'quantal'. Otherwise you will get the following error message:

ERROR:  could not open extension control file "/usr/local/PostgreSQL/9.2/share/postgresql/extension/postgis.control": No such file or directory

Install packages using the following commands:

sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install postgis postgresql-9.1-postgis

Spatially enabling a database

Connect to your database using pgAdmin or psql, and run the following commands. To add postgis with raster support:


To add topology support, a second extension can be created on the database:

CREATE EXTENSION postgis_topology;

See also

Last modified 4 years ago Last modified on May 4, 2013 1:19:59 AM