[FWTools] FWTools 1.0.0a7 Problems on Linux

Ed McNierney ed at topozone.com
Wed Nov 16 19:39:25 EST 2005

Frank -

I'm mystified - that's where I downloaded it from this afternoon, and I
got a .tar.tar - but you're right, and the link is fine now.  Case

I will do a little more investigating; this should be very
straightforward.  I'll let you know if I need more help - thanks!

	- Ed

Ed McNierney
President and Chief Mapmaker
TopoZone.com / Maps a la carte, Inc.
73 Princeton Street, Suite 305
North Chelmsford, MA  01863
Phone: +1 (978) 251-4242
Fax: +1 (978) 251-1396
ed at topozone.com

-----Original Message-----
From: fwarmerdam at gmail.com [mailto:fwarmerdam at gmail.com] On Behalf Of
Frank Warmerdam
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 7:31 PM
To: Ed McNierney
Cc: fwtools at lists.maptools.org
Subject: Re: [FWTools] FWTools 1.0.0a7 Problems on Linux

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

Best regards,
I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam,
warmerdam at pobox.com
light and sound - activate the windows | http://pobox.com/~warmerdam
and watch the world go round - Rush    | Geospatial Programmer for Rent

More information about the FWTools mailing list