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How to install Postgresql-9.3.5/9.4 and PostGIS-2.1 on Ubuntu 15.04 in six easy steps.

Install Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)
1.check your Ubuntu version:-

lsb_release -a

Install Postgresql
2.On the server or your PC (Terminal):-

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y postgresql postgresql-contrib

Create a database and a user for access
Replace DATABASE_NAME_HERE and USER_NAME_HERE with the values you want to use.
# this will prompt you for a database password...also note the capital letter 'O' not number '0' (zero) below:-

3.sudo -u postgres createuser -P USER_NAME_HERE
sudo -u postgres createdb -O USER_NAME_HERE DATABASE_NAME_HERE

Test Connection to Postgresql

Postgresql will ask you for your password. Then you should see the following:

psql (9.3.5)
SSL connection (cipher: DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA, bits: 256)
Type "help" for help.


To exit type:-


To add PostGIS-2.1 support to the database
5.sudo apt-get install -y postgis postgresql-9.4-postgis-2.1
# typing 'postgresql-…