[Gdal-dev] gdal and libgrass

Silke Reimer Silke.Reimer at intevation.de
Sun Aug 8 16:31:33 EDT 2004

On Sun, Aug 08, 2004 at 07:06:11PM +0200, Markus Neteler wrote:
> > > I don't know when Frank will be back, but replacing it should
> > > not ne too much work as Radim provided diff files.
> > 
> > OK. I misunderstood the situation: The patch from Radim is already
> > the native GRASS-driver for gdal?
> Right.
> Frank received the latest version, should be
> wget http://mpa.itc.it/radim/qgis/gdal/configure.in.patch2
> wget http://mpa.itc.it/radim/qgis/gdal/grassdataset.cpp3

OK. When I apply these patches I don't need libgrass any more. This
is true.  But nevertheless I need some grass57 libraries on my
filesystem at compile time - and since they are not part of debian I
can't compile gdal with grass support for debian.

> > Even then I hesitate to apply it for the next package update. One
> > reason is that the debian people have already frozen parts of sarge.
> > Such it becomes more difficult to get new things into sarge.
> No problem for me, I'm no Debian user (those might be unhappy).
> > Another reason is that I don't know how stable the patch is. Perhaps
> > you can give me some more information about this. But I never tried
> > it and I don't no whether it will break other things.
> I'm using it daily here. It's as stable as the libgrass version
> (IMHO) but you may ask the author. And it's naturally way easier
> to install.
> > My proposition: I will prepare a new gdal package today (I will do
> > this anyway) but without the grass-patch. When there is time
> > left next week I will try out the grass-patch and perhaps prepare a
> > new package of gdal with grass support. I am not too confident
> > though that this package will be into the next stable release of
> > debian.
> When might it reach a stable release of debian then (just to get an
> idea)? 

The next stable release is planned to be in September. Considering
the above problems, grass support will probably not be in the gdal
library of sarge. The next stable release after sarge will be in one
year when the debian people are very fast. I believe though that we
will have to wait two or three years until the next stable release
will come up.


Silke Reimer

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