[FGS] FGS Install Quirks

Paul Spencer pspencer at dmsolutions.ca
Mon Jan 24 22:10:53 EST 2005


I can't comment on most of these since I don't really understand how it 
all works (pure magic to me) but my understanding is that it can be 
built to include the binaries in a single file or to fetch them as 
necessary into some sort of cache.

Also, there is an fgs-dev that can be used to build an fgs on any 
machine, this is also nice since you get it compiled for your local setup :)

I second the motion to include a 'developer' mode in the binary installs 
to provide the .h files (and anything else).

Now if only I could install OpenEV this way ... ;)



Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Guys,
> I tried the 1.0.0 FGS install image from:
>   http://www.maptools.org/dl/fgs/fgs-gmap-demo-1.0.0-linux-i386.bin
> It seemed to work pretty well.  A few messages during the install (eg, a 
> missing
> favicon file).
> A few notes:
>  o Can you provide a C shell environment setup script as well as the bourne
>    shell setenv.sh?
>  o The install includes python scripts like gdal2xyz.py but it does not 
> include
>    python so if I run the scripts I get error messages about mismatched 
> python
>    versions.  Is it prudent to distribute builds of python stuff without 
> some
>    assurance that a compatible python will be available?
>  o In the past installation of FGS seemed to involve lots of packaged 
> fetched
>    one at a time.  But the FGS page at http://www.maptools.org/fgs/ does 
> not
>    seem to discuss package repositories or anything like that.  Are they 
> still
>    available?  Are there optional packages not in the fgs-gmap-demo .bin?
>  o The package I got did not seem to have developer stuff installed.  Is 
> there
>    an interest in having fgs include developer packages (with include 
> files and
>    so forth)?
>  o I noticed that there was a libgd.a distributed. Is there much point 
> in that
>    in a binary-only distribution?
> Overall though, a very nice job.  It seems to capture all the required 
> support
> files, and setup the environment well.  These are areas often botched by
> distribution makers.
> Best regards,

|Paul Spencer                           pspencer at dmsolutions.ca   |
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