[gdal-dev] File too large?

Agustin Lobo aloboaleu at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 11:09:09 EST 2008

I'm actually using the version
from  FWTools-linux-2.0.6.tar
do I have to upgrade?


Agustin Lobo wrote:
> Thanks for your fast answer.
> I'm using a quite new version:
> alobo at alobo-laptop:~$ gdalinfo --version
> GDAL 1.5.1, released 2008/03/14
> I'm going to get the newest, and will let you know.
> Is there a particular binary for ubuntu with
> support for MrSid and ECW? or do you advice me to
> compile?
> Agus
> Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 3:04 AM, Agustin Lobo <aloboaleu at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I have a file in envi format
>>> (PIR_MVC_EUROM_0112_2000.bsq and PIR_MVC_EUROM_0112_2000.hdr)
>>> From gdalinfo I get:
>>>> gdalinfo PIR_MVC_EUROM_0112_2000.bsq
>>> ERROR 4: `PIR_MVC_EUROM_0112_2000.bsq' not recognised as a supported 
>>> file
>>> format
>>> I've also tried renaming PIR_MVC_EUROM_0112_2000.bsq
>>> to PIR_MVC_EUROM_0112_2000
>>> The size of the file is 6005188800 bytes, could this be the problem?
>>> I do not have this problem with other, smaller files.
>>> (I'm using ubuntu 8.04 and the file is on a NTFS partition)
>> Dr. Lobo,
>> I looked at the current code and it appears that large files should
>> work fine.  However, there has been significant work on the ENVI
>> driver over the last couple years. What version of GDAL are you using?
>> This can be determined with the "gdalinfo --version" command.
>> It may be that you need to upgrade.
>> Best regards,

Dr. Agustin Lobo
Institut de Ciencies de la Terra "Jaume Almera" (CSIC)
LLuis Sole Sabaris s/n
08028 Barcelona
Tel. 34 934095410
Fax. 34 934110012
email: Agustin.Lobo at ija.csic.es

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