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Installing PostGIS on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail


It's as simple as
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable
sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.1-postgis-2.0-scripts

You might see alternate instructions asking you to install Sharpie's PPA, but it works only for Ubuntu Precise. The instructions in the PostGIS trac wiki is also broken ‐ you will get an error like so :
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 postgis : Depends: libgdal1h (>= 1.9.0) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
This problem has been raised and a solution found in the PostGIS Trac Issue tracker. The first two lines are what needs to be done.
Filed under code
Aug 2, 2013