[GRASS5] GRASS 5.0.0pre2 released

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Thu Sep 13 19:27:10 EDT 2001

Hi again,

in case, dear volunteer, that you build binaries, please
check the rules in 

Important excerpt:

"1. Generally the binaries shall be produced from the published
   source code tarball above. Get this tarball and unpack it in
   a NEW directory.

2. Build GRASS:
   o compile everything, incl NVIZ without PG (note, no ";" to be used):
       CFLAGS=-O2 ./configure --enable-postgres=no
   o compile PostgreSQL modules:
       configure --enable-postgres=yes
       make pre-compile
       gmake5 src.garden/grass.postgresql

   o compile PNGDriver (requires "libgd1.8.x" from
     http://www.boutell.com/gd/, usually shipping with Linux distros):
       gmake5 -i src/display/devices/PNGdriver

   o Run again to link the additional modules:
       gmakelinks5 |wc -l
     Should be > 350 modules now.

   o To install into /usr/local/bin (or whereever you directed it) run
       make install

   o For r.in.gdal we need "libgdal" which has to be included into the GRASS
     binary package. Finally store "libgdal.1.1.so" in $GISBASE/lib/
     It is highly recommended to get the latest GDAL CVS version:   
       export CVSROOT=:pserver:anonymous at cvs.remotesensing.org:/cvsroot
       cvs login
       Password: anonymous
       cvs checkout gdal  

       configure --without-python ; make;
       make install
       cp /usr/local/lib/libgdal.1.1.so /usr/local/grass5/lib
       # this copies the libgdal into GRASS binaries

     If above fails, get the precompiled GDAL library:
     - Get Linux version here:
         (Note: check "ldd libgdal.1.1.so" dependency, get if required:
     - Other precompiled libgdal versions:
     - Get GDAL sources at:

   You should test the GRASS now. NVIZ working?
   Bad news to "grass5" list (good as well)!   

3. Package the new GRASS binaries with

    make bindist

4. Upload
  -> ftp
     cd incoming

   Upload both the binary package and the grass5install.sh.
   To avoid overwrites on the ftp server (since you can't read there, only
   write), rename the  grass5install.sh temporarily to  grass5install_$ARCH.sh

Thanks in advance!

I am rather offline till monday/tuesday.



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