[gdal-dev] GDAL linked against CFITSIO on debian/ubuntu

Even Rouault even.rouault at spatialys.com
Thu Jun 13 09:04:57 PDT 2019

On jeudi 13 juin 2019 17:33:00 CEST Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
> 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 [1].... 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.
>      (closes: #422537)
> The linked bugreport has more backgrounds:
>  https://bugs.debian.org/422537

I'd note that GDAL on Debian/Ubuntu links against poppler, which is GPL 


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