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

Felix Schalck felix.schalck at gmail.com
Fri Aug 14 12:13:11 EDT 2009

Many thanks for your reply: the configuration now shows

  LIBTIFF support:           internal (BigTIFF=yes)

I ran make & make install, but I'm still getting the following error
message, whie trying to merge my .tifs:

$gdalwarp -co bigtiff=yes *.tif europe_all.tif
Warning 6: Driver GTiff does not support bigtiff creation option
Creating output file that is 78000P x 36000L.
ERROR 6: A 78000 pixels x 36000 lines x 1 bands Int16 image would be
larger than 4GB
but this is the largest size a TIFF can be.  Creation failed.

Is there somthing else to reconfigure/recompile to get it work ? Is
there some wrong linking between the libs ?

Thanks for your time,

Felix Schalck

2009/8/14 Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com>:
> Felix,
> Please use --with-libtiff=internal instead of --with-tiff=internal.
> On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 11:17 AM, Felix Schalck<felix.schalck at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 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
>> --with-libz=internal
>> 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.
>> regards,
>> Felix Schalck
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