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

Felix Schalck felix.schalck at gmail.com
Fri Aug 14 14:35:17 EDT 2009

Dear Frank,

After some extensive research, I discovered this:

qwerkus at qwerkus-desktop:~$ ls -la /usr/local/bin/gdalwarp
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 95391 2009-08-14 20:20 /usr/local/bin/gdalwarp
qwerkus at qwerkus-desktop:~$ ls -la /usr/bin/gdalwarp
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 31608 2009-03-10 00:32 /usr/bin/gdalwarp

Looks like your were right: it is an installation problem: looks like
the installation script doesn't put gdal in the sam directory as the
ubuntu package manager.
Now, here comes another problem:

By invoquing /usr/local/bin/gdalwarp, I have this error message:

gdalwarp: error while loading shared libraries: libgdal.so.1: cannot
open shared object file: No such file or directory

Although, by launching gdalwarp from the compilation directory (in
scr/apps), It works fine INCLUDING BIGTIFF option.
How can I fix the linking problem ?

Thanks for your patience,

Felix Schalck

2009/8/14 Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com>:
> On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 1:09 PM, Felix Schalck<felix.schalck at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well, I did the whole procedure again, after cleaning, and checked the
>> installed version with:
>> $gdal-config
>> Result:
>> 1.6.2
>> Looks like the correct version is installed, so that I'm quite lost.
> Felix,
> This is not really that conclusive as a way of ensuring you
> are using your new build but I don't know what else to suggest.
>> Notice that I found a similar problem on the mailing list archive here:
>> http://n2.nabble.com/Trying-to-get-BIGTIFF-to-work-td2035106.html
>> But the mail reamains unclear about the way to solve it. Looks like he
>> had to build everything against external libs; what options does this
>> mean for my ./configure command ?
> I don't see much in this discussion that implies external libraries
> are required for bigtiff support in 1.6.x.
> You could try a development snapshot from:
>  http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/daily
> These are quite stable.
> Best regards,
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