[FGS] GDAL, ECW Plugin...

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Mon Jul 2 16:27:16 EDT 2007

Folks (well mostly Daniel),

I have prepared a preliminary gdal_ecw package that builds the ecw driver
as a plugin instead of linking it directly into GDAL.  I have added this in
CVS though it depends on at least one change in GDAL - building
--without-libtool.  Does anyone know of a problem with doing this?

Also, can anyone explain what this patch in fgs-dev/pkg_def/gdal/fgs_build
is supposed to do?

## GDAL 1.2.5 : small fix to avoid compile error
#if [ "$SRC_VERSION" = '1.2.5' -o  "$SRC_VERSION" = '1.2.6' ] ; then
     echo "* Applying special patch for version 1.2.5 and +"
     TMP_FILE=`mktemp /tmp/FGS-gdal-XXXXXX`
     sed -e "s|with GDAL]))|with GDAL]),-L\$with_geotiff/lib)|g" configure.in > 
     mv $TMP_FILE configure.in
     rm -f configure
     autoconf --force

I'm not very comfortable with it rerunning autoconf, so I'd like to
uncomment the if, restricting it to the 1.2.x versions of gdal.  This
bit of script highlights what I don't especially like about FGS.
Agressive use of Bash shell scripting that makes stuff somewhat
opaque (to me).

I also ran into problems with the gdal package picking up extra stuff
on my local system.  So I'd like to add:


and, perhaps optionally,

I am starting to wonder if GDAL ought to internally default to not
including anything except what is specifically requested.  This same
sort of thing is a big hassle with mapguide/fdo builds, where a gdal
build on my system will often fail because it tries to pick up addons
in /usr/local/lib that FDO can't find later.  In the meantime, the
workaround is aggressive use of --without clauses.

Best regards,
I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam, warmerdam at pobox.com
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