[osgeo4w-dev] Dependencies for gdal not installed on 64-bit machines

Matt Wilkie matt.wilkie at gov.yk.ca
Tue Sep 20 20:06:38 EDT 2011

it would be good to identify and fix this sporadic problem. Sometime the 
apt command line installer will reveal messages that the regular 
installer gobbles up:
See "AptFromScratch" on http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/wiki/pkg-apt

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

On 20/09/2011 2:49 PM, Charles Karney wrote:
> I can't get OSGeo4W to work on a 64-bit machine at all.  Here are the
> steps I take
>     Delete existing C:/OSGeo4W
>     Download and run osgeo4w-setup.exe
>     Select express install and uncheck all packages but GDAL
>     Select install
>     Start an OSGeo4W shell
>     Run "gdalinfo"
> I then get
>     "The application has failed to start because ogdi_32b1.dll was not
>     found."
> Other observations:
> * the above steps work OK on a 32-bit machine
> * the installation appeared to install only 2 gdal packages (3 dlls).
>     On the 32-bit machine several packages were installed alongside gdal
>     (45 dlls).
> It seems that the whole dependency mechanism is non-functional on
> 64-bit machines?
> Any help would be appreciated.

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