[geos-devel] Geos 2.2.3 vs. 3.0.0

Kevin Weller kweller at asapwebsoft.com
Thu Feb 14 18:30:23 EST 2008


If Fedora 8 doesn't have it, then I'm pretty sure CentOS won't either,  
as it's repackaged from Red Hat, which is in turn behind Fedora Core  
in terms of available packages.  In fact, I have access to a CentOS  
server and can't find *any* version of GEOS via default yum listing.   
I had to compile GEOS 3 everywhere.

- Kevin

On Feb 14, 2008, at 4:17 PM, Mike Leahy wrote:

> Hello List,
> I'm setting up a new server that in the not-too-distant future will  
> be used for some live project work.  I'm currently running Fedora 8,  
> and I find that most of the GIS-related utilities we need are  
> available from the default Fedora repositories.  However, the Geos  
> in the Fedora repositories is still at version 2.2.3.  I don't know  
> how likely that is to change in the near future, but I'm guessing it  
> might be a while (if at all for Fedora 8) given the number of  
> dependencies that would also have to be updated (Gdal, Qgis,  
> MapServer, etc.).
> What I'd like to know is whether the improvements in 3.0.0 are  
> significant enough to make it worthwhile for me to go through the  
> process of compiling it myself (plus all of the dependant tools).   
> This isn't too difficult for me to do, but it is time consuming, and  
> I'd rather rely on binaries complied and tested by those with more  
> expertise than I have.  Alternatively, I can stick with 2.2.3 (and  
> maybe hope for updates on F8), or consider another distribution that  
> has Geos 3.0.0 already distributed with it (does anyone know if this  
> is the case, maybe for CentOS?).
> What recommendations would anyone on this list have?
> Thanks in advance,
> Mike
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