[gdal-dev] Compiling GDAL with ArcSDE support

Howard Butler howard at hobu.co
Tue Sep 1 10:50:54 PDT 2020

> On Sep 1, 2020, at 11:27 AM, Marcin Grudzień <mgrudzien7 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I need to compile GDAL with the support of ESRI ArcSDE on Ubuntu 20.04. I already have some experience in compiling a custom version of GDAL. What I need is information what ESRI libraries I need to compile GDAL. My company uses ArcSDE (ArcGIS Server) in versions 10.3.1 and 10.6.1, the data is stored in Oracle and PostgreSQL databases.
> I have access to ESRI Maintenance Program, so I tried asking ESRI. They answered that they can’t help me, because they do not support the integration of their solutions with third-parties software. 
> So again the question to you is what ESRI library I need to successfully integrate GDAL with ArcSDE? Where I can find it? I have access to the myESRI Platform from where I can download most of the ESRI products, but I do not know which of ESRI software packages contains drivers I need.

You need the ArcSDE Client SDK. I am doubtful you will find a copy that can work on Ubuntu 20.04, however. It is my understanding that Esri stopped distributing it multiple releases ago, and it is probable many changes have happened to SDE's internals that could make a version of the Client SDK fail to work even if you can find it.

Not-much-help'ly yours,


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