[Gdal-dev] Re: [GRASSLIST:757] FIX: gdal/v.in.dgn support with grass 5.0.2

Paul Kelly paul-grass at stjohnspoint.co.uk
Mon Jul 21 14:37:19 EDT 2003

On Mon, 21 Jul 2003 tlaronde at polynum.org wrote:

> Hello,
> Quoting Paul Kelly <paul-grass at stjohnspoint.co.uk>:
> > > One problem with `gdal' is that the dgn* headers are not installed. I
> > > have so added the relevant headers directly in v.in.dgn subdirectory,
> > > but the "right" solution should be the installation of these by gdal.
> >
> > I think that is the main problem. Everything else seems fairly simple
> > to
> > tidy up. It looks like you need to have a full GDAL source installation
> > if
> > you want to compile this, or maybe the headers for the DGN functions
> > could
> > be included in the installed GDAL headers instead of GDAL installing
> > even
> > more header files. A temporary solution would be to include copies of
> > the
> > dgnlib.h and dgnlibp.h with GRASS, depending on what other developers
> > think.
> >
> I agree, the main problem is that, at least, we must verify that the library
> we are just about to link against matches the API use by the code, i.e. that
> the prototypes are correct but this can only be achieved if this the gdal
> package which installs the headers needed (it should be so since gdal installs
> also statically linked library which are typically used when compiling...).

Well we can only ask the GDAL developers what the situation is or how it's
supposed to be done [message copied to that list]...

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