[FWTools] Compile FWTools on Solaris (sparc)

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Mon Mar 16 13:08:40 EST 2009

Gregory Yetman wrote:
> Hi,
> I have managed to get GDAL compiled on one of our Sun development 
> machines, it was surprisingly easy to do. I would like to get FWTools 
> working as well but as far as I can tell this would require compiling 
> all of the packages as the Linux binaries are x86. Has anyone done this 
> or is there a good resource for working through the process?


Building GDAL, PROJ, and MapServer should be fairly straight forward
on Sparc Solaris.  Building OpenEV is also possible, but it has a lot of
antique dependencies that are hard to put together (GTK1, PyGTK, and the
opengl components).  I think you should consider a bit how badly you
want to do this!  There are old Solaris binaries of OpenEV that might
work on your system though they are using a somewhat old copy of GDAL.

(see http://openev.sf.net for solaris binaries)

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