[gdal-dev] File too large?
even.rouault at mines-paris.org
Fri Dec 5 14:26:38 EST 2008
I think you need to upgrade to GDAL 1.5.3 because you're probably hitting the
following issue : http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/2437
As FWTools Linux 2.0.6 was released in February 2008 and the ticket solved in
June, it is not recent enough. The relatively bad news for you is that the
production of newer releases of FWTools Linux is currently discontinued. So
for the moment, you have to compile GDAL from source by yourself.
I don't think that Ubuntu or most Linux distributions will provide some day
support out of the box for MrSID and ECW because of the licencing issues.
Another way is to use FWTools for Windows under Wine. Download the installer,
execute wine on it. Once installed, cd to ~/.wine/drive_c/Program
Files/FWTools2.2.8 for example.
Due to a imperfect simulation of DOS shell by wine, you just have to make a
minor modification to bin/setfwenv.bat to add "set " at the beginning of the
Then launch "wine cmd.exe" and then type "setfw.bat", and GDAL command line
utilities should work. That way you get MrSID and ECW support...
Le Friday 05 December 2008 17:09:09 Agustin Lobo, vous avez écrit :
> I'm actually using the version
> from FWTools-linux-2.0.6.tar
> do I have to upgrade?
> Agustin Lobo wrote:
> > Thanks for your fast answer.
> > I'm using a quite new version:
> > alobo at alobo-laptop:~$ gdalinfo --version
> > GDAL 1.5.1, released 2008/03/14
> > I'm going to get the newest, and will let you know.
> > Is there a particular binary for ubuntu with
> > support for MrSid and ECW? or do you advice me to
> > compile?
> > Agus
> > Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> >> On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 3:04 AM, Agustin Lobo <aloboaleu at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> I have a file in envi format
> >>> (PIR_MVC_EUROM_0112_2000.bsq and PIR_MVC_EUROM_0112_2000.hdr)
> >>> From gdalinfo I get:
> >>>> gdalinfo PIR_MVC_EUROM_0112_2000.bsq
> >>> ERROR 4: `PIR_MVC_EUROM_0112_2000.bsq' not recognised as a supported
> >>> file
> >>> format
> >>> I've also tried renaming PIR_MVC_EUROM_0112_2000.bsq
> >>> to PIR_MVC_EUROM_0112_2000
> >>> The size of the file is 6005188800 bytes, could this be the problem?
> >>> I do not have this problem with other, smaller files.
> >>> (I'm using ubuntu 8.04 and the file is on a NTFS partition)
> >> Dr. Lobo,
> >> I looked at the current code and it appears that large files should
> >> work fine. However, there has been significant work on the ENVI
> >> driver over the last couple years. What version of GDAL are you using?
> >> This can be determined with the "gdalinfo --version" command.
> >> It may be that you need to upgrade.
> >> Best regards,
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