Hi Ed, Can I ask why the option exists if it shouldn't be used? Is it going to go away in the future or will it be fixed. I have used --with-FOO in preference to setting the environment under the assumption that it is more robust and I think that's a reasonable assumption. Thanks, Stephen. --- Stephen Pascoe +44 (0)1235 445980 Centre of Environmental Data Archival STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Oxford, Didcot OX11 0QX, UK -----Original Message----- From: netcdfgroup-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:netcdfgroup-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ed Hartnett Sent: 22 September 2011 12:39 To: brick Cc: netcdfgroup@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: [netcdfgroup] Error "Can't find or link to the hdf5 library" with --with-hdf5=$PRO_PATH/Hdf5-1.8.7 Howdy all! The --with-hdf5= parameter to configure is not the correct way to tell netCDF where the HDF5 library is. Instead, set environmental variables CPPFLAGS and LDFLAGS, like this: export CPPFLAGS=-I$PRO_PATH/Hdf5-1.8.7/include export LDFLAGS=-L$PRO_PATH/Hdf5-1.8.7/lib export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$PRO_PATH/Hdf5-1.8.7/lib THen run configure. Don't forget to do a make distclean first. Good luck. Ed -- Ed Hartnett -- ed@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx _______________________________________________ netcdfgroup mailing list netcdfgroup@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx For list information or to unsubscribe, visit: http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/mailing_lists/ -- Scanned by iCritical.