[fdo-internals] Disable GEOS support explicitly

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Tue Dec 11 20:33:27 EST 2007

Traian Stanev wrote:
> The OGR provider likely benefits from OGR having Geos compiled with
> it. However, the default build for the provider could probably get
> away without Geos.


Yes, this is what I've been wondering about.
Although, if we want GEOS support we have to specify in manual/readme
what version/line is required by GDAL we currently use.

The user having problems I reported compiles GDAL 1.3 and this version
uses GEOS C++ API. However, he seems to have installed newer version of
GEOS that includes significant reoragnization of C++ API (new namespaces
Some time ago, GDAL moved to use GEOS C API. This introduced
requirement of GEOS 2.2.0 or newer.

IOW, we have indirect requirements connection between FDO and GEOS
version through GDAL version.

Mateusz Loskot

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