[GRASS-user] hdf4 missing in gdal 1.6.1-2

sela stefansylla at gmx.de
Wed Jun 10 03:45:43 EDT 2009

Thanks a lot. I will try to figure that out.


Hamish wrote:
> Stefan wrote:
>> I have Ubuntu 9.04 installed and I use the repository for
>> GRASS64 rc4 on http://les-ejk.c.
>> As far as I know, I have never been using a repos on
>> DebianGIS neither on UbuntuGIS.
> Ubuntu packages are often directly rebuilt from the Debian/unstable
> packages. I don't really know, but suppose Jachym may do the same, but
> in this case pulling from Debian/experimental to get the latest GDAL
> version.  i.e. they are all derived from the same parent and everybody
> shares and builds on each other's work.
>> I just killed gdal 1.6.1-2 and reinstalled gdal-bin 1.5.2-3, and now
>> everything works, my ASTER-HDF images are readable again. But I am still
>> wondering why they do not include the hdf4-library in the latest
>> gdal-version?
> I believe you can read why that is and see the game-plan for the future
> in the DebianGIS mailing list archives. If you think the plan could be
> better feel free to suggest improvements there, but be prepared to
> hear that the packaging game is a multi-dimensional compromise, especially
> when your package is depended on by a host of other packages and filters
> through into a number of other distributions.
> If it is a real problem you can always rebuild packages locally, it is
> fairly easy to do. (study "debuild")
> Hamish
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