[GRASS-user] 6.4.2RC2 on ubuntu 10.04

Shane Litherland litherland-farm at bigpond.com
Fri Dec 23 07:23:05 EST 2011

Hi all,

been busy away from computer last several weeks.

Last I posted, was playing with ~RC1, and noting several little
glitches, at least one of which I was supposed to file a bug report
on... :-/
Have dusted off my login etc for doing that, and just installed the ~RC2
OK it seems, from source. used the advice on 
as I'd done for ~RC1, and seemed to do the trick.

Before I continue putting in bug reports I'm checking whether the
glitches I had in ~RC1 are (or are not) still there in ~RC2. I have so
far noted one small one regarding displaying of layers in wxgui (ticket
Next on list is to check if issue that Moritz advised me on is still
there (as per email 22/11/11)

FYI, I used the following for the install:

sudo CFLAGS="-g -Wall" ./configure \
	--prefix=/usr \
	--enable-64bit \
	--with-libs=/usr/lib64 \
	--with-cxx \
	--with-postgres \
	--with-odbc \
	--with-gdal=/usr/bin/gdal-config \
	--with-python=/usr/bin/python2.6-config \
	--with-wxwidgets=/usr/bin/wx-config \
	--with-geos=/usr/bin/geos-config \
	--with-postgres-libs=/usr/include/postgresql/libpq \
	--with-postgres-includes=/usr/include/postgresql \
	--enable-largefile=yes \
	--with-includes=/usr/include \
	--with-proj-share=/usr/share/proj \

briefly saw a few 'syntax error' messages fly by in the terminal during
install, but in the end there were zero errors reported and GRASS opens
up OK.

One thing I did note, is that the INSTALL file that comes with the ~RC2
file, had a note about compiling for 64 bit (which I have) and referred
to correctly configuring the FFTW2 with a -fPIC flag... as per the info
on above website, I have already apt-get a newer version (3.0 or 3.+?)
and I assume the apt-get would have done the 64-bit configuring... I
haven't seen any issues so far in operating GRASS anyhow. Though I
haven't done any number crunching that might employ FFTW. The note in
the install file may be worth updating though, if version 3+ is now
available and maybe it doesn't need specifically configuring for 64-bit
with the -fPIC flag?

Hope those comments are useful :-)

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