I am trying to set a global setting/GUC variable
postgis.gdal_enabled_drivers from the
PostGIS extension for a while. I am a non-admin user but can ask admin to change settings if needed. But I tried several different methods following the instructions but none worked.
I tried the old fashion way to change environmental variables. I had the following added to
echo $POSTGIS_GDAL_ENABLED_DRIVERS returns
Now, in my non-admin PostreSQL account,
SELECT short_name, long_name FROM ST_GdalDrivers();
0 rows, meaning no GDAL drivers are enabled.
I also tried to have postgres to:
ALTER SYSTEM SET postgis.gdal_enabled_drivers TO 'ENABLE_ALL';
but I got an error:
ERROR: unrecognized configuration parameter "postgis.gdal_enabled_drivers"
I tried to:
ALTER DATABASE my_db SET postgis.gdal_enabled_drivers TO 'ENABLE_ALL';
but I got:
ERROR: permission denied to set parameter "postgis.gdal_enabled_drivers"
In sum, I can ask admin to change some settings once as in methods 1 and 2, but not every time e.g. when I do a full database restore (method 3).
My question is:
How can I make the above methods work?
FYI, my PostgreSQL version is 9.5.1, OS is Lubuntu 16.04 beta
postgis_version --------------------------------------- 2.2 USE_GEOS=1 USE_PROJ=1 USE_STATS=1
In method 3, I can use
ALTER DATABASE but I can't ask amin to do that every time I restore db, where I do something like:
dropdb my_db && createdb -T template my_db $$ psql < my_pg_dump_file