Re: [Pkg-grass-general] gdal/grass -- need your comments
On Fri, 2004-11-26 at 14:02, Silke Reimer wrote:
> This week I built a new gdal package and tried to create a
> gdalgrass-package. You can find both on our ftp-server ( and )
> I have to do some final tests for the gdal package before I can give
> it to my mentor but it would be great if somebody could check
> whether the libgdal1grass package works correctly. You will also
> need the grass-bin package (also located in ) to do this. So if
> you install grass-bin, libgdal1grass, libgdal1 you should be able to
> connect to a grass database. It would be nice if some of the qgis
> people could try this.
I will try this out.
> Some remarks to the current packages:
> - I based my grass package on the last release from the grass
> homepage (together with some fixes to remove the dependencies from
> grass5.3). I am not informed about the current way how grass is
> build  but I would prefer to have a libgrass and a libgrass-dev
> package if possible. Thus it only needs a few files for building
> gdalgrass and not the full grass modules but only the libraries to
> connect to a grass database.
Please do your testing with the grass 5.7 package at:
This has many improvements over the 5.7.0 tarball from the grass home
page. It also provides libgrass5.7 and libgrass5.7-dev packages. The
debian files from the above package are in alioth's cvs trunk if you
want to patch them.
> So, I will do the final tests for gdal-1.2.5 to get it into debian.
> Then the next issue is to get grass 5.7 into debian and meanwhile I
> could finalize the gdalgrass package so that we can get into debian
> as soon as grass 5.7 is ready.
> Any further comments are welcome.
> Many greetings,
>  http://ftp.intevation.de/users/silke/debian/gdal-1.2.5/
>  http://ftp.intevation.de/users/silke/debian/gdalgrass-1.2.3
>  I tried to look at  but there seems to be some error while
> connecting to the database.
>  https://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-grass/