[GRASS-dev] Integrate XDR lib into GRASS?

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Wed Mar 21 11:24:11 EDT 2012

On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 3:18 PM, Patrice Dumas <pertusus at free.fr> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 02:42:27PM +0100, Markus Neteler wrote:
>> Since it is only 4 files (or perhaps less used), why not incorporating these
>> files into the GRASS source code?
> Maybe it would be overkill, but gnulib is designed for such portability
> issues, maybe grass could use that more generally?
> http://www.gnu.org/software/gnulib/
> I checked that there is some xdr support (from glibc):
> http://www.gnu.org/software/gnulib/manual/html_node/Glibc-rpc_002fxdr_002eh.html#Glibc-rpc_002fxdr_002eh
> There is an entry cost, though, and it integrates better when automake
> is used too.  Also the fact that grass requires an old autoconf may be
> troublesome.

Unfortunately it will not help:
-> Portability problems not fixed by Gnulib:
    This function is missing on some platforms: Cygwin 1.7.4, mingw, BeOS.

... and MingW is one of the relevant platforms...


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