[gdal-dev] Getting BigTiff support in Ubuntu 9.04 64bits

Felix Schalck felix.schalck at gmail.com
Fri Aug 14 11:17:03 EDT 2009


I'm trying to create a high resolution topographic map of europe in
grass, using cgiar-cis srtm datas. The data is shipped in 5*5° tiles
which I need to somhow paste together. On the grass mailing list, I
was told to use gdalwarp in order to achieve this. Unfortunately, my
current gdalwarp command (1.5) tells me the final TIF file will be
over 4GB large, so that I need to get BigTIFF support.

To do so, I downloaded the 1.6 source from the main gdal site, and
launched ./configure with the following options:

sudo CFLAGS="-O2 -march=k8 -pipe" ./configure --with-tiff=internal
--with-hide-internal-symbols --with-jpeg=/usr --enable-largefile

The command works fine, but the final message gives:

  LIBTIFF support:           external (BigTIFF=no)
  LIBGEOTIFF support:        internal

Somehow there must be a config option I'm missing; and I would be very
thankful if somebody in here could explain me what I'm doing wrong.


Felix Schalck

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