[GRASS-user] installation problems

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Thu Jun 26 10:42:12 EDT 2008

Markus Neteler wrote:

> > I'm having trouble with installing grass in my directory. I would like to
> > install grass locally as I don't have root privileges. I've completed
> > installing proj4 in a local area but cannot get grass to realize that it has
> > been installed. when I run the configure script, I get the following
> > message:
> >
> > configure: error: *** Unable to locate External PROJ.4 includes.
> you need to use these parameters of configure:
>   --with-proj-includes=DIRS
>   --with-proj-libs=DIRS   External PROJ.4 library files are in DIRS
>   --with-proj-share=DIR   External PROJ.4 data files are in DIR
> to indicate the directories.

On Linux, you will also need to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to include the
directory where the shared libraries are installed. Other platforms
have similar mechanisms (e.g. DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH on MacOSX).

Without that, modules which link against PROJ won't run, and linking
against libraries which themselves require PROJ (e.g. GDAL, and
various GRASS libraries) won't work either.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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