[GRASS-user] Grass62 on X86_64

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Tue Feb 13 09:45:17 EST 2007


We had enough problems building GRASS on FC6 that Markus had to help us by
directly logging into the machine. It turned out to be a very minor issue,
but infuriatingly difficult to find. Probably a growing number of people are
in the process of upgrading to FC6 so I'd like to add my vote for a binary
when you have time.


On 2/12/07 4:04 PM, "Brad Douglas" <rez at touchofmadness.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 2007-02-12 at 15:31 -0700, Craig Aumann wrote:
>> I'm installing grass 62 on a Fedora 6, X86_64 machine.  Originally, I
>> just pulled off the i386 rpms and installed those, but discovered that
>> they were NOT compiled with postgresql support for some reason.  While I
>> don't mind compiling grass62 again with this support, the problem is
>> that the installed support libraries (gdal, proj, etc) are only for
>> i386...  This is leading to all sorts of problems. How to find these
>> libraries for x86_64, etc...
> The i386 binaries will run fine, but I don't like to muck up my x86_64
> system with i386 packages, either.
> For FC6, the easiest method is to use yum and grab the following
> packages (and dependencies):
> proj-devel
> geos-devel
> libpng-devel
> libjpeg-devel
> tcl-devel
> freetype2-devel
> ncurses-devel
> libtiff-devel
> libX11-devel
> fftw2-devel
> There may be others, I'm forgetting.
> You will also need to get the source for gdal and compile that as well.
> You'll also need development libraries for any file formats you'd like
> to work with as well.
> As you can tell, this isn't for the faint of heart.  I haven't had any
> requests for x86_64 FC binaries, so I haven't built them.  If I get a
> few more, I'll build them for the next stable release.
>> Given that there are many other things I would rather be doing and need
>> to do than screw around with this, what's the fastest, easiest solution
>> here?  
> Ditto.

Michael Barton, Professor of Anthropology
School of Human Evolution & Social Change
Center for Social Dynamics & Complexity
Arizona State University

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