[gdal-dev] GDAL linked against CFITSIO on debian/ubuntu
sebastic at xs4all.nl
Thu Jun 13 08:33:00 PDT 2019
On 6/13/19 5:05 PM, Chiara Marmo wrote:
> I'm checking different OS and distributions for GDAL link against CFITSIO. I was pretty sure that Ubuntu and Debian allow the use of CFITSIO but apparently Ubuntu 18.04 does not...
> I've found a "--with-cifitsio=no" in the debian versioning system .... but I can't test debian right now.
The rules file is pretty clear, I'd say. The feature is not enabled.
If you look at the changelog you'll find why it was disabled:
gdal (1.4.1-5) unstable; urgency=low
* libcfitsio3 library is now GPL on Debian, so disabled due to
incompatibility with GDAL copyright.
The linked bugreport has more backgrounds:
> On Fedora the gdal package checks for the presence of CFITSIO and links against it if found.
Fedora is not very strict about license & copyright issues.
> Is someone in this list close to debian/ubuntu packagers?
Doesn't get any closer than this. ;-)
> Am I wrong?
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