[FWTools] FWTools3 Experiment

Even Rouault even.rouault at mines-paris.org
Thu Dec 16 16:14:36 EST 2010


Very cool initiative.

I've just tested the FWTools3-linux-x86_64.tar.gz package on Ubuntu 10.04 
64bit. It works great.

What I have noticed :

1) Expat support is not built. This would be a nice improvement to have KML, 
GPX, GEORSS support. I see also libmysqlclient, libsqlite3, libogdi around, 
but not used by libgdal.so

2) I have is with PostgreSQL connections to Unix socket. On my system, the 
libpq (8.4) tries to open the socket in /var/run/postgresql/.s.PGSQL.5432 
whereas with FWTools3 it tries to open /tmp/.s.PGSQL.5432 which does not 
exist. Adding host= to connect through TCP works however.

I've also tried the FWTools3-linux-i386.tar.gz package on the same system. It 
almost worked at the first try. Most missing 32bit libs were found in 
/usr/lib32 thanks to the compat 32 libs packages. I just needed to find 
libgif.so.4 and add it (whereas libgif is included in the x86_64 package). The 
i386 package has working expat and sqlite, and almost working ogdi. Almost 
working because the "plugins" of OGDI located in ./usr/lib/ogdi must be moved 
in ./usr/lib to be found

On a CentOS 5.4 32bit, I add to install the unixODBC package to get libodbc.so 
that is needed by the FWTools3-linux-i386.tar.gz package package.

Best regards,


Le jeudi 16 décembre 2010 17:24:53, Frank Warmerdam a écrit :
> Folks,
> I am working on reviving a somewhat modest FWTools for Linux mostly
> centered around GDAL.  I have a very first prototype of this new build
> approach ready for some testing outside of my home, and I'm hoping a few
> linux users on this list would give it a try.
> Basically, I'm hoping people will do a quick test of GDAL on their system
> and report back if there are any problems - like missing shared libraries.
> If you report problems I would like to know the system you are using.  I
> may ask you to try new versions as I attempt to fill holes in the package.
> Shortly a page about this effort should be available at:
>    http://fwtools.maptools.org/linux-experimental.html
> In the meantime you can download the new packages from:
>    http://home.gdal.org/fwtools/FWTools3-linux-i386.tar.gz
>    http://home.gdal.org/fwtools/FWTools3-linux-x86_64.tar.gz
> Best regards,

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