[FWTools] OpenEv crash with FWTools 1.0.0b3

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Wed May 3 15:22:20 EDT 2006

Daniel Morissette wrote:
> I downloaded FWTools 1.0.0b3 for Linux and installed on a FC2 system. I 
> am able to launch OpenEv, but so far everytime I try to open a raster 
> image I get a crash:
> /opt/FWTools-1.0.0b3/bin/openev: line 25:  4693 Illegal instruction 
> ${OPENEV_HOME}/bin/python ${OPENEV_HOME}/pymod/openev.py "$@"
> I tried opening 2 raster files: a ECW file, and a TIFF file. I am able 
> to open the same TIFF file in a copy of OpenEv that I downloaded from 
> the OpenEv site (openev-linux-180.tar.gz), but I cannot open the ECW 
> file with that release, that's why I was trying FWTools.
> Is this a known issue with the FWTools distribution? Is there an easy 
> way to troubleshoot this problem? Note that the FWTools "gdalinfo" is 
> able to report info on both raster files.


I suspect this is an OpenGL / texture issue.  You might want to try
openev with the "-h" flag and see if that helps.  This is a problem known
to occur sometimes, but I have yet to figure out when/why or what the
correct fix is.

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