[gdal-dev] netcdf option build error

Jeshua Lacock jeshua at openosx.com
Wed Apr 30 17:46:21 EDT 2008

On Apr 30, 2008, at 11:46 AM, Jeshua Lacock wrote:

> On Apr 29, 2008, at 2:23 PM, Jeshua Lacock wrote:
>> GDapi.c: In function 'GDsdid':
>> GDapi.c:10873: error: 'MAX_VAR_DIMS' undeclared (first use in this  
>> function)
>> GDapi.c:10873: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only  
>> once
>> GDapi.c:10873: error: for each function it appears in.)
>> GDapi.c:10873: warning: unused variable 'dims'
>> make[4]: *** [../../o/GDapi.o] Error 1
>> make[3]: *** [lib-hdfeos] Error 2
>> make[2]: *** [hdf4-install-obj] Error 2
>> make[1]: *** [frmts-target] Error 2
>> make: *** [gdal] Error 2
> Can anyone inform me where MAX_VAR_DIMS is expected to be? I cannot  
> make sense of it.
> GDapi.c includes "mfhdf.h" (opposed to <mfhdf.h>), however, there is  
> not any "mfhdf.h" in the GDAL branch. Copying "mfhdf.h" to /frmts/ 
> hdf4/hdf-eos does not help either, nor does including "hdf4_netcdf.h".
> This would help me figure out what is going on a great deal.


I figured the issue out and I apologize for all my noise. I am almost  
embarrassed to say what was causing the issue.

My CFLAGS and CPPFLAGS were set to include both my HDF4 and HDF5  
include directories. I unset them and it builds beautifully.

Thanks for all of your help Frank and William!


Jeshua Lacock, Owner
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