How to install Postgresql-9.6 and PostGIS-2.3 on Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) in six easy steps (updated 31-05-2017).

Install Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus)


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


4. psql -h localhost -U USER_NAME_HERE DATABASE_NAME_HERE

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

DATABASE_NAME_HERE=>

To exit type:-

\q

To add PostGIS-2.3 support to the database


5. sudo apt-get install -y postgis postgresql-9.6-postgis-2.3
# typing 'postgresql-9.5' instead of postgresql-9.6 above will fail.

sudo -u postgres psql -c "CREATE EXTENSION postgis; CREATE EXTENSION postgis_topology;" DATABASE_NAME_HERE

6. Finally... install PgAdmin3 and set your 'service' connections

 sudo apt-get install pgadmin3

My thanks to Jon Saints for his original post dated from 13th August 2014 (for Ubuntu 14.04)
http://www.saintsjd.com/2014/08/13/howto-install-postgis-on-ubuntu-trusty.html
http://www.github.com/saintsjd
http://facebook.com/saintsjd

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