R: [Gdal-dev] Geotiff support and issues with libgeotiff/libtiff

Andrey Kiselev dron at ak4719.spb.edu
Tue Jun 17 14:48:27 EDT 2003

> > i maintain the unofficial debian package, and i use internal tiff-geotiff
> > libraries as well :/
> Well, I am not aware of any distro that packages geotiff 1.2.0 (I
> searched rpmfind, and only got 1.1.4 packages), and this may be the
> reason ...
> > Frank, one more point that is unclear to me is the status of tiff 3.6.x,
> > is it considered stable? i.e. should i push the debian tiff maintainer to
> > update it? are 3.6.x binary compatible with 3.5.x?
> And if so, does it's install make target install all the headers?


You need latest snapshot of the libtiff library to build libgeotiff
and GDAL withoyut problems. It installs all required headers (and
TIFFFieldInfo now declared in tiffio.h file). FIELD_CUSTOM also appears
in libtiff after 3.5.7 release.

libtiff 3.6.0 should be fully binary compatible with 3.5.7. You may take
latest CVS snapshot of the library or wait one or two days when libtiff
3.6.0beta2 will be released.

Latest libtiff is much better than 3.5.7, many serious bugs fixed. In
3.5.7 some utilities even does not work. So I'm recommend using latest
libtiff snapshots.

Andrey V. Kiselev
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