[osgeo4w-dev] Current filesystem tree sucks!

Matt Wilkie matt.wilkie at gov.yk.ca
Mon Sep 13 13:35:24 EDT 2010

> The solution assumes:
> 1) user is interested in linking to or running only one version of
> software at time, e.g. GDAL stable.
> 2) all files of version configured to use in particular time live in
>  unified filesystem: $OSGEO_HOME/bin, $OSGEO_HOME/lib,
> $OSGEO_HOME/include
> 3) there are no trees like $OSGEO_HOME/apps or similar animals that
> just bite

 From mainly just a user: Yes please!
Even if only for:

> - If I have installed GDAL 1.7 why I still have GDAL 1.5 on
> OSGeo4w/bin? That should be *updated* to 1.7.

> I will add that it is not very easy for us to uninstall
> and reinstall packages from bat files without adding
> an explicit dependency on the perl based apt interface
> to packages.

I am interested in details of apt.py deficiencies which make this route 
unattractive. I can't promise to be able to actually *do* anything about 
it, but I'd still like to know ;-)


matt wilkie
Geomatics Analyst
Information Management and Technology
Yukon Department of Environment
10 Burns Road * Whitehorse, Yukon * Y1A 4Y9
867-667-8133 Tel * 867-393-7003 Fax

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