[FWTools] running python scripts

Roy Mendelssohn Roy.Mendelssohn at noaa.gov
Fri Jan 12 14:56:19 EST 2007

Hi Frank:

I know gdal/ogr is available through Fink, but is there a Mac version  
of FWTools work, or should it build form source?


-Roy M.
On Jan 12, 2007, at 1:30 PM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:

> Travis Kirstine wrote:
>> I had both fwtools and gdal
>>   compiled/installed on my machine (linux fc6) and was writing a few
>>   scripts in python and everything seemed ok.  I then transfered the
>>   scripts to a machine with only fwtools installed and attempted  
>> to run
>>   the scripts and get cannot import gdal error.  Do I have to  
>> point the
>>   the python that is install with the fwtools build (if so how do  
>> I do
>>   that) or do I have to configure and install gdal from source.  I  
>> would
>>   like just to use fwtools so I don't have to track down all  
>> libraries.
> Travis,
> To use the FWTools Python you need to setup your environment  
> properly, or
> invoke the "safe" binaries that do this for you.
> So you could source the fwtools_env.sh (or .csh depending on shell)  
> script
> to setup the FWTools environment.
> Or do something like:
>  ~/FWTools-1.1.3/bin_safe/python your_script.py
> The second is generally safer.
> Best regards,
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