How to Install PostgreSQL with PostGIS on Amazon EC2 Linux

I recently ran into some problems running PostgreSQL with PostGIS on Amazon EC2 Linux when I tried to update the software. So I decided to write a little guide about how you can install PostgreSQL with PostGIS without any unexpected downtimes.

Note: If you plan to run PostgreSQL with PostGIS in the Amazon Cloud, I would preferably choose their managed database service RDS, for which they announced support of PostgreSQL and PostGIS just a couple of weeks ago. However, if you need to run the database with other software on the same machine or if you want to install your own server for other reasons, the following guide might help you. Read More…

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