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How to install postgis on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install postgis

Installing postgis package on Debian Unstable (Sid) is as easy as running the following command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install postgis

postgis package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name postgis
version 2.2.2+dfsg-1
description Geographic objects support for PostgreSQL
subsection misc
maintainer Debian GIS Project

Uninstall postgis

To remove just postgis package itself from Debian Unstable (Sid) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove postgis

Uninstall postgis and it’s dependent packages

To remove the postgis package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Debian Sid.

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove postgis

Purging postgis

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of postgis from Debian Sid then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge postgis

To delete configuration and/or data files of postgis and it’s dependencies from Debian Sid then execute:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove postgis