[GRASS-user] r.in.lidar and v.in.lidar not available in GRASS 7.8.3 fc31 from copr

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Mon Jun 22 00:51:22 PDT 2020

Hi Richard,
(re-adding the user list)

[topic: r.in.lidar/v.in.lidar support on Fedora]

So, the liblas package on Fedora is lacking "liblas-config" which
makes it unusable for GRASS GIS. Tthe maintainer of liblas in Fedora
told me that we would need to support /usr/lib64/pkgconfig/liblas.pc
but I have no time to tweak it. And, liblas is deprecated anyway and
PDAL is the way to go.

I made some efforts in the last weeks to make PDAL an official Fedora
and EPEL package (it is now available) and could activate that for
We have v.in.pdal in the core system and r.in.pdal in addons.

And a new version of r.in.pdal awaits testing:

What do you think? Shall I switch to PDAL (see also


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