[FWTools] ogr2ogr and postgres 8.3.4

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Mon Nov 10 09:26:19 EST 2008

Chetan Tiwari wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have been having some issues with ogr2ogr and postgres 8.3.4 on Linux. 
> I mainly use it to convert a postgis table to a shapefile. Ogr2ogr works 
> fine with 8.2.4, but seems to be giving me trouble with 8.3.4. 
> <http://8.3.4.> The error message with 8.3.4 is "Unable to open 
> datasource `PG:host=localhost user=user port=5489 dbname=dmap 
> password=xxx' with the following drivers.". I saw something on this list 
> about the geometry_columns table, but couldn't quite follow the thread.
> Any suggestions will be most appreaciated.


Does ogrinfo work against this datasource name?

Could you add "--debug on" (without the quotes) to your commandline and
capture all the resulting output for us?

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