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I already installed the german mapnik style on centos. All went good. Now I'm trying to install it on Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04. But every time when I try to load the transliterate function with the command:

CREATE FUNCTION transliterate(text) RETURNS text AS '$libdir/utf8translit', 'transliterate' LANGUAGE C STRICT;

I get the following message:

FEHLER:  konnte Bibliothek „/usr/lib/postgresql/9.3/lib/“ nicht laden: /usr/lib/postgresql/9.3/lib/ undefined symbol: _ZN6icu_4814Transliterator14createInstanceERKNS_13UnicodeStringE15UTransDirectionR10UErrorCode

The icu librarys and dev headers are installed (compiling of utf8translit works). I also tired to install an older libicu release instead of the actual apt distributed one.

Thanks a lot.

asked 12 Jun '14, 11:49

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This seems to be a problem of your postgres packages. Are these the official packages shipped with Ubuntu or are they third party packages?

(12 Jun '14, 12:10) scai ♦

I used the packages of

(12 Jun '14, 12:13) adopin

In that case you should try to contact the package maintainer(s). The website mentions an IRC channel, a mailing list and multiple email addresses. This isn't an OSM-specific problem. But it would be nice if you could post the solution here afterwards.

(12 Jun '14, 12:18) scai ♦

I konw that this is not a osm specific problem. But the utf8translit module comes with the german mapnik style so I thought that here could be someone with the same problem.

(12 Jun '14, 12:26) adopin

A small change in the Makefile solves the problem, see

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answered 06 May '15, 23:13

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