[FWTools] unable to find driver "Postgresql"

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Wed Oct 25 10:56:45 EDT 2006

John Mugwe wrote:
> Dear all,
> I have a windows and a linux environment with postgis and postgresql
> installed. i have installed FWTools1.0.5 in both environments.
> On windows box I am able to  convert  some shape files that I have  into
> postgis( Postgresql) using the following  command
> ogr2ogr -nlt MULTIPOLYGON -f PostgreSQL PG: "host=localhost user=xxxx
> password=xxxx dbname =whatever" <directory to the shape file>
> All work fine.
> however in the linux box I get the  message the following message
> Unable to find driver `PostgreSQL'.
> The following drivers are available:
>   -> `ESRI Shapefile'
>   -> `UK .NTF'
>   -> `SDTS'
>   -> `TIGER'
>   -> `IHO S-57 (ENC)'
>   -> `MapInfo File'
>   -> `DGN'
>   -> `GML'
>   -> `AVCBin'
>   -> `REC'
>   -> `Memory'
> Who can advice what to do?


To my embarassment, I see FWTools for linux is not, and presumably has
not ever been distributed with postgres/postgis support.  If you submit
an enhancement request against FWTools in bugzilla, I'll try and add it
for some future release.

In the meantime, you could build GDAL/OGR from source with postgres/postgis

Best regards,
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