[GRASS5] discussion on how to package binaries
glynn.clements at virgin.net
Sat Mar 6 13:00:16 EST 2004
Scott Mitchell wrote:
> > 2. Anything which is identifiably a separate package (e.g. Tcl/Tk)
> > should be packaged separately. AFAICT, MacOSX is already well on the
> > way to Windows-style "DLL hell" without us making it worse by silently
> > installing additional versions of common libraries.
> > I'm not sure whether this should apply to PROJ or GDAL. On one hand,
> > they aren't particularly common, and a lot of users won't have any use
> > for them other than GRASS. OTOH, GRASS users are more likely than most
> > to install other GIS packages, which may in turn use PROJ and/or GDAL.
> Along these lines, and other input you've provided, I have been working
> on the following: on my "older" OS system, I've removed fink (but left
> in the XFree86 4.3 that I had used fink to compile), and "manually"
> compiled/installed the jpeg, tiff, png, GD, FFTW libraries, plus Tcl/Tk
> 8.4, unixODBC, postgres, PROJ, and GDAL. Then compiled according to
> release_rules, except that I added --enable-shared to the configure.
> Then, I went back and reconfigured without --enable-shared, did a make
> pre-compile and recompiled r.[in,out].png, and "r.tiff", then re-did
> gmakelinks, make install-strip, and make bindist. I thought that would
> create binaries with everything compiled in for those particular
> import/export routines. Apparently I misunderstand still, because the
> resulting programs are still looking for the right .dylib files.
--enable-shared controls whether the GRASS libraries (libgis,
libraster etc) are built as shared libraries. It has no effect upon
which external libraries are used.
> > 4. If Apple provides a curses library, GRASS (and everything else)
> > probably ought to be using their version and not fink's. That applies
> > equally to anything which we use which uses curses (e.g. readline).
> > OTOH, do both Apple's and fink's curses use the same terminfo
> > database? If not, is the database used by Apple's version complete?
> > (specifically, does it include xterm?).
> Yes, I've used Apple's for this, by removing fink and not installing
> anything else. I avoided readline altogether, so I've sacrificed it's
> availability at the r.mapcalc prompt, but IIRC that's the only place
> it's used?
Glynn Clements <glynn.clements at virgin.net>
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