[osgeo4w-dev] Re: [osgeo4w] #161: gdal utilities issues

OSGeo4W trac_osgeo4w at osgeo.org
Thu Mar 18 08:34:24 EDT 2010

#161: gdal utilities issues
Reporter:  lutra                 |        Owner:  osgeo4w-dev at lists.osgeo.org
    Type:  defect                |       Status:  new                        
Priority:  major                 |    Component:  Package                    
 Version:                        |   Resolution:                             
Keywords:  gdal, gdal utilities  |  
Comment (by jef):

 Replying to [comment:21 brushtyler]:
 > About gdal in qgis, in linux gdal1.6 *overwrite* gdal1.5, then why the
 osgeo4w on win doesn't have the same behaviour? [[BR]] If I install gdal16
 lib, I suppose and want (if supported) it will be used!

 You can have both GDALs.  In OSGeo4W and under Linux.  Which one is used
 is controlled by environment variables (PATH on Windows, LD_LIBRARY_PATH
 on Linux).

 {{{gdal16.bat}}} sets up the environment so that the GDAL 1.6 binaries and
 libraries are used and also sets {{{PYTHONPATH}}} so that the right GDAL
 bindings are found.

 > I think this is an osgeo4w issue, do you?

 Probably.  But if that is only happening on Windows 7/Vista, we must be
 missing something special there, but generally it should work - and
 unfortunately also works here with Win7 64Bit.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/ticket/161#comment:22>
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