Since 1.5.3, pgsql2shp and shp2pgsql have moved from /usr/bin to
/usr/lib/postgresql/X.Y/bin and have moved from the postgis package to
the postgresql-X.Y-postgis package.
This is annoying because users expect these tools to be in their default
$PATH, and scripts/cron jobs/etc using them will break after upgrading
from 1.5.2 to 1.5.3.
Furthermore, it was previously possible to install these tools on a
postgresql client machine and use the -h switch to connect to a remote
postgresql server. All that was needed was libpq. Now, if you want to do
this, you are forced by dependencies to install a complete postgresql
server on your client machine.
In any case, thanks for the packaging work !
-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (700, 'testing'), (500, 'testing-proposed-updates'), (500,
'stable'), (300, 'unstable'), (100, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 3.0.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
postgis depends on no packages.
postgis recommends no packages.
Versions of packages postgis suggests:
ii postgresql-9.1-postgis 1.5.3-1
-- no debconf information
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