[gdal-dev] File too large?

Agustin Lobo Agustin.Lobo at ija.csic.es
Sat Dec 6 05:03:52 EST 2008


Thanks a lot for your answer. It's unfortunate that binaries of FWTools 
Linux had been discontinued. I actually thought that compiling for
win was much harder.
The wine alternative is a solution, but would like to consider compiling
myself. If I compile GDAL, would the rest of components in my current 
FWTools make use of the newer version or should I compile every component?


Even Rouault wrote:
> Agustin,
> I think you need to upgrade to GDAL 1.5.3 because you're probably hitting the 
> following issue : http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/2437
> As FWTools Linux 2.0.6 was released in February 2008 and the ticket solved in 
> June, it is not recent enough. The relatively bad news for you is that the 
> production of newer releases of FWTools Linux is currently discontinued. So 
> for the moment, you have to compile GDAL from source by yourself.
> I don't think that Ubuntu or most Linux distributions will provide some day 
> support out of the box for MrSID and ECW because of the licencing issues. 
> Another way is to use FWTools for Windows under Wine. Download the installer, 
> execute wine on it. Once installed, cd to ~/.wine/drive_c/Program 
> Files/FWTools2.2.8 for example.
> Due to a imperfect simulation of DOS shell by wine, you just have to make a 
> minor modification to bin/setfwenv.bat to add "set " at the beginning of the 
> line PATH=%FWTOOLS_DIR%\bin;%FWTOOLS_DIR%\python;%PATH%.
> Then launch "wine cmd.exe" and then type "setfw.bat", and GDAL command line 
> utilities should work. That way you get MrSID and ECW support...
> Best regards,
> Even
> Le Friday 05 December 2008 17:09:09 Agustin Lobo, vous avez écrit :
>> I'm actually using the version
>> from  FWTools-linux-2.0.6.tar
>> do I have to upgrade?
>> Agus
>> 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
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email: Agustin.Lobo at ija.csic.es

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