[GRASS5] no links to GRASS 5.4 binaries

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Thu Nov 25 19:02:28 EST 2004

Markus Neteler wrote:

> > >Is there any volunteer to compile 5.4 binaries (Linux etc)?
> > >
> > i have compiled 5.4 with this configure output:

> >   PostgreSQL support:         yes

Do we still have the rule that NVIZ should be built without PostgreSQL

> >   Motif support:              no
> >   FreeType support:           yes
> >   GLw support:                no
> With Motif and GLw "yes" a few more modules would be
> available (r3.something and xganim).

xganim requires Motif; r3.showdspf requires Motif and GLw.

> >   NLS support:                no

Is there any reason do disable NLS on Linux? It shouldn't require any
additional libraries (the gettext family are part of GNU libc).

> >   Readline support:           yes

This is a bad idea. On a number of Linux distributions, libreadline
requires a termcap library (libtermcap, libtinfo, or lib[n]curses),
but doesn't list one as a dependency.

On those platforms, an r.mapcalc binary which uses readline won't
work, which is a serious problem.

The --with-readline switch should only be used if you're building for
yourself, or for a specific distribution where that switch is known to

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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