[Gdal-dev] GDAL configure

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Mar 27 21:19:51 EST 2003

Daniel Morissette wrote:
> Frank,
> I upgraded GDAL from CVS a few minutes ago and noticed that the
> configure script gives a few times the warning 'rm: core is a
> directory'.  I suspect that this is because you started using a new
> version of autoconf recently.  I reran autoconf (v2.13) locally and the
> message goes away for me.
> I'm not sure what could/should be done about this, but I just thought I
> would let you (and the list) know in case someone runs into problems
> where the gdal/core directory suddenly disappears.  I've heard of a few
> other issues on other developers lists related to the most recent
> versions of autoconf, almost sounds like this package is moving
> backwards.


Argg.  I know.  I *like* the name core for my core services but one of
these days the autoconf magic will drive me over the edge and I will rename

On an unrelated note, I am delivering the WCTS server shortly, but I am
a little concerned about not compromising the security on Brian Low's
server.  What steps to you folks normally take to ensure you aren't
providing web applications and servers that can be compromised?  Obviously
my WCTS server won't be a popular target for hackers, but if someone knows it
is running on a particular machine they could grab the source and work out
an attack.  Given the amount of parsing by cpl_minixml, and the processing
of arbitrary coordinate system definitions, it seems likely there might be

What do you think?

Best regards,

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