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RE: pre-ITP: New category Gis?

Charles Wilson writes:
> Reini Urban wrote:
> > I plan to ITP the following GIS packages in the next days.
> > Have to wait for some postgresql decisions upstream.
> > 
> > proj (but maybe Charles wants to keep his ITP)
> > geos
> > gdal (includes libgeotiff, ogr and a python lib)
> Wait.  Does gdal include libgeotiff internally, or does it install the 
> actual libgeotiff DLL?
> If the former, then you'd also need a separate geotiff ITP (and then 
> your gdal build could have the choice of using the external geotiff, or 
> its own compiled-in geotiff).  If the latter...ick.  I don't like that 
> at all.
> I think I'd prefer to keep my ITP for proj (and libgeotiff; if there's 
> no conflict between gdal using its own internal version, even with a 
> separate libgeotiff package installed on the same machine), but I've 
> been waiting for the hubbub to die down.  (FYI: I work in a related 
> field, although not primarily focused on the open standards surrounding 
> GIS).


There is no conflict between the system libs and gdal when 
gdal is configured to use it's internal libs in that the internal
libs if used are linked statically.

The reason to configure with the internal versions of tiff and geotiff
is that the gdal versions of these are occasionally updated before
the 'official' releases are.  Note the GDAL maintainer is also the
TIFF and GeoTiff maintainer



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