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Installing PostGIS with built-in Postgresql in Mac OS X Lion Server 10.7.3

We recently upgraded our Snow Leopard Mac OS X server to OS X Lion Server, 10.7.3 and were pleased to find that it comes with a version of PostgreSQL (9.0.5) built-in. We're all for having good stuff built-in so we now just had the task of adding PostGIS to it and we'd be set. However this isn't quite as simple as it could be, but luckily isn't too hard and doesn't require any tinkering with Apple or PG 'makefiles' or other scripts, just the judicious use of a few compiler parameters.

Things we like about the Mac

As you may have gleaned from other posts we do a lot of development using Macs, specifically MacBooks and iMacs. We might develop products that run on Linux, Windows or Solaris but that doesn't stop us using our Macs to actually do the work!

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