[Gdal-dev] [gdaltindex] unable to open .shp?

Frank Warmerdam fwarmerdam at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 09:04:12 EDT 2005

On Apr 6, 2005 7:17 AM, cout m <coutm at yahoo.fr> wrote:
> second i've got a problem with gdaltindex. When i try
> to make a tileindex on ecw files, a message in my
> konsole appears and marks :"ERROR 4 :unable to open
> index.shp or index.SHP".
> My shapelib seems to be ok. I don't understand where
> is matter, perhaps in my compilation.


The gdaltindex utilty first tries to open an existing index
file with the filename you provide.  If that fails you get that
message, but gdaltindex will go ahead and create a new
index.  Currently there is no convenient way for me to 
avoid the error message, but I have changed the code to 
print out a message about "creating new index" that will hopefully
make things a bit clearer for users.  You aren't the first person to
be confused by this error message.
> In any case thank you for this lib, it's excellent!!!


Best regards,
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