[GRASS-user] installation problems in user space

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Mon Jun 30 14:57:57 EDT 2008

Abhinandan Raghavan wrote:

> continuing with my woes while trying to install grass, I've managed to
> install gdal but when I try and compile grass, I get this message:
> ------------------
> checking for jpeg_start_compress in -ljpeg... yes
> checking whether to use GDAL... yes
> yes
> checking for gdal-config... no
> configure: error: *** couldn't find gdal-config
> ------------------
> the options that I've used for the compilation are:
> a) --with-proj-includes
> b) --with-proj-libs
> c)  --with-proj-share
> d) --with-gdal
> I'm not sure if something is being missed out. If you are aware of anything
> else that might have gone wrong, then let me know. I use --with-gdal to
> point to the correct gdal-config file but I still get the message "couldn't
> find gdal-config".

Contrary to the help text for --with-gdal, the argument is ignored. 
The configure script locates the first executable (binary or script)
named gdal-config in $PATH.

If gdal-config exists in $PATH, and is executable, check the
config.log file for relevant error messages.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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