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Status of GDAL in Fedora Extras?

Niles, Rick
Now that Red Hat has really pushed a lot of stuff in to Extras (e.g.
octave) and people have gotten serious about doing Extras packages. I
really think GDAL should be in there.  All the traffic on the mailing
lists says there's some dependency conflict between GRASS and GDAL and
then they just gave up.

Can I motivate anyone with the ability and the authority to actually do
something about this to spend a little time solving this silly issue?  I
really think GDAL would benefit from having an easy install for Fedora
users.

Also, I see that the current Fedora Core 4 RPMs depend on installing an
old version of Postgres.  What's the deal there?  Can that be fixed?

Of course, maybe I'm way off and a solution is gonna happen "Real Soon
Now".  Or perhaps, this is a sensitive subject and I've just opened up a
can o' worms.

Anyone here know the status of such things?

Thanks,
Rick Niles.


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Re: Status of GDAL in Fedora Extras?

Frank Warmerdam
On 9/26/05, Rick Niles <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Now that Red Hat has really pushed a lot of stuff in to Extras (e.g.
> octave) and people have gotten serious about doing Extras packages. I
> really think GDAL should be in there.  All the traffic on the mailing
> lists says there's some dependency conflict between GRASS and GDAL and
> then they just gave up.
>
> Can I motivate anyone with the ability and the authority to actually do
> something about this to spend a little time solving this silly issue?  I
> really think GDAL would benefit from having an easy install for Fedora
> users.
>
> Also, I see that the current Fedora Core 4 RPMs depend on installing an
> old version of Postgres.  What's the deal there?  Can that be fixed?
>
> Of course, maybe I'm way off and a solution is gonna happen "Real Soon
> Now".  Or perhaps, this is a sensitive subject and I've just opened up a
> can o' worms.
>
> Anyone here know the status of such things?

Rick,

I'm not aware of any comprehensive effort to maintain
proper Fedora compatible RPMs for GDAL though Silke
did just release some, and there are older ones at
mappinghacks.org (com?).

The problem with GRASS and GDAL was solved as part of the
Debian GIS effort and revolves around building the GDAL
GRASS driver as a separate package using the plugin API.
Presumably a similar approach would be advisable for Fedora.

>From my point of view, I am confused by the sheer variety of
RPM based systems which all have varying inconsistencies
with each other.

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Re: Status of GDAL in Fedora Extras?

Silke Reimer-2
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On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 07:51:39PM -0400, Rick Niles wrote:

> Now that Red Hat has really pushed a lot of stuff in to Extras (e.g.
> octave) and people have gotten serious about doing Extras packages. I
> really think GDAL should be in there.  All the traffic on the mailing
> lists says there's some dependency conflict between GRASS and GDAL and
> then they just gave up.
>
> Can I motivate anyone with the ability and the authority to actually do
> something about this to spend a little time solving this silly issue?  I
> really think GDAL would benefit from having an easy install for Fedora
> users.
As I already tried to explain in the thread one year ago this can
only be solved by packaging the grassgdal-plugin in a seperate
package. It happens that I will build a new grass package for FC4
together with this plugin within the next few weeks (hopefully
already this week).

>
> Also, I see that the current Fedora Core 4 RPMs depend on installing an
> old version of Postgres.  What's the deal there?  Can that be fixed?

Do you the package on [1]? I built this package with the current
Fedora postgresql-devel package. Or did I miss something?

>
> Of course, maybe I'm way off and a solution is gonna happen "Real Soon
> Now".  Or perhaps, this is a sensitive subject and I've just opened up a
> can o' worms.
>
> Anyone here know the status of such things?

Yes, I do :-) Just one week ago I submitted a request for package
review to Fedora Extras. Look at the corresponding bug report [2] to
see its status. There have been made a few comments on my pacakge.
I still have to react to last one. I will hopefully have some time
to do so this week.

In the meantime I am waiting for a reviewer. There a about 60
packages before it's the turn on my package[3]. If you are
interested in the progress of this package you could just add
yourself to the Cc of this bug.

Many greetings,

        Silke


[1] http://ftp.intevation.de/freegis/fedora/4/
[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=168719
[3] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/buglist.cgi?cmdtype=runnamed&namedcmd=Package%20Review

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> Thanks,
> Rick Niles.
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