[OSGeoLive] MB-System software on OSGeoLive 15.0

Brian M Hamlin maplabs at light42.com
Mon Jan 30 16:15:42 PST 2023


Greetings Ms. Idzikowska -

  thank you for contacting the OSGeoLive team mailing list.

The MB-System software you are inquiring about has been retired on the OSGeoLive disk since 2016. A brief look at the project file


shows that the MB_System is built from many components, including:

  * GDAL and PROJ

  * GMT and netCDF

  * python, libfftw3 and the X11 window system

and more.. it appears that the maintainers of the DebianGIS packaging, and the maintainers of UbuntuGIS packaging, have retired the MB-System from current builds for some years.  Several major components listed there have changed in important ways since 2016. Therefore, it is not a simple project to build from source code, or make a new dot-deb package available.

You can find appropriate desktop hardware from about ten years ago at low cost and install the OSGeoLive release 8 on a disk drive. The computer will run MB-System with matching software with OSGeoLive 8 installed.

perhaps others on the mailing list might have ideas

best regards  --Brian M Hamlin    /  MAPLABS  /  OSGeoLive PSC



On Mon, 30 Jan 2023 13:55:01 +0100, "magdalena-idzikowska at wp.pl" <magdalena-idzikowska at wp.pl> wrote:
Dear Sir or Madam,

My name is Magdalena Idzikowska and I am currently a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. I would like to use the MB-System package to analyze multibeam echosounder data. However, after installing a virtual machine (Oracle VM VirtualBox), the OSGeoLive 15.0 tool, and typing the first command given in the following link: [https://live.osgeo.org/archive/8.0/pl/quickstart/mb-system_quickstart.html] the machine unfortunately has a problem locating the "mbsystem" directory. The situation looks as if it does not exist at all. Is this error due to the OSGeoLive version ? Perhaps you are able to point out another reason for this situation ? I would be extremely grateful for the obtained answer.

Yours sincerely

Magdalena Idzikowska

Department of Geoinformation and Cartography

Faculty of Geoengineering

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
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