[Live-demo] Fwd: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Live

Johan Van de Wauw johan.vandewauw at gmail.com
Thu Nov 21 07:19:59 PST 2013


Thanks for sharing!
I'm forwarding to the Osgeo live mailinglist.


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From: Jake Joel <jakebrinkmann at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 4:10 PM
Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Live
To: discuss at lists.osgeo.org

Hello All,

I’m a graduate student in the South Dakota State University Image
Processing Lab, studying Electrical Engineering and Remote Sensing. I
wanted to introduce myself to the group, and say I really appreciate
all of your contributions to the open-source geospatial community. The
numerous apps that are available through the foundation have helped me
greatly in the past few months, and I don’t think I could have done
the analysis I wanted to without your help. Big Thank You!

Secondly, I am very interested in helping the cause and contributing
in any way that I can. I am not quite at the level where I think I
could actually develop any software, but I have convinced my research
lab to start using the OSGeo Live 7.0 distribution in a VM ware, with
the hopes of getting rid of Windows & Matlab altogether. With that, we
have found some strange bugs when trying to update everything to the
latest & greatest; we eventually found it had something to do with
both the zygrib & otb dependencies. One of my colleges seems to have
found a work around, so I thought I would share:

sudo sed -i -e 's_.*_#&_' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/zygrib.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo dpkg -i --force-all
sudo dpkg -i --force-all
sudo apt-get install -f
sudo reboot now

By issuing these commands, it seems we can update the system. Without
some of these terms, eventually our VM always crashes due to
conflicting dependencies from the PPA repo. We thought we should let
you know, as our first ‘contribution’ to the cause. My apologies that
it really doesn’t fix anything, but it might be a good conversation

We’ll keep an eye out for places we can help.

Looking forward to participating in the open-source revolution.



Jake Brinkmann

GRA, Image Processing Laboratory

South Dakota State University

jakebrinkmann at gmail.com

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