[FGS] Swapping out GDAL

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Wed Apr 22 12:18:24 EST 2009

Normand Savard wrote:
> Marc Pfister wrote:
>> I needed MrSID support so I built a new version of GDAL 1.6.0 with MrSID
>> enabled. What's the best and most reversible way to get it into FGS? So
>> far I have only done configure and make so can I just copy the GDAL apps
>> over the existing ones in FGS, and then use the original FGS GDAL
>> package to revert should things go sideways?
>> Or should I really take the time to build a new package?
> Marc,
> By supposing that all the GDAL depencies are all the same as the ones 
> you use for compiling, it should work.  You can give it a try.  I'll 
> suggest to make a backup of your actual fgs installation.  To help you 
> locate where each file goes, you could download a GDAL FGS package on 
> maptool.org and look to the directory structure.


I think another approach would be to build the MrSID driver as a plugin
though this might be more work to setup.

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