[FWTools] FWTools 1.0.0a7 Problems on Linux

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Wed Nov 16 19:30:42 EST 2005

On 11/16/05, Ed McNierney <ed at topozone.com> wrote:
> Frank et al. -
> 1. The download link for the 1.0.0a7 Linux build points to
> FWTools-linux-1.0.0a7.tar.tar, which should be ....tar.gz instead.


I'm not sure where you saw this mis-link.  The "FWTools
1.0.0a7 (Linux)" link on http://fwtools.maptools.org link
seems OK.

> 2. I can't get any of the standard GDAL utilities to work with
> plain-vanilla GeoTIFF files; I just get segmentation faults.  This
> happens with a variety of standard, ordinary GeoTIFFs from several
> sources, so I don't think it's the data.  If I omit arguments I'll get a
> usage message, but something as simple as:
>         gdalinfo sample.tif
> doesn't work at all (segfaults).
> This is a new install on a pretty bare-bones machine that shouldn't have
> a lot of confusing library conflicts (and I'm running the bin_safe
> scripts anyway).  If someone could do a quick sanity check of the GDAL
> tools from the Linux distribution I'd appreciate it.  Thanks!

I tried gdalinfo -mm on my usual utm.tif on a couple
systems without any problems.  Of course these aren't
very "clean" systems.  If anyone can get a better idea of
what is wrong, I would appreciate hearing.  Alternatively,
having temporary ssh access to a problem machine would
be helpful.

Best regards,
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