If you wish to build from source on a Windows (Win32) platform, different instructions apply. See Building on Windows.
Depending on the platform, you may need up to 25 Mbytes of free space to unpack, build, and run the tests. You will also need a Standard C compiler. If you have compilers for FORTRAN 77, FORTRAN 90, or C++, the corresponding netCDF language interfaces may also be built and tested. Compilers and associated tools will only be found if they are in your path, or if you specify the path and compiler in the appropriate environment variable. (Example for csh: setenv CC /some/directory/cc).
If you want to run the large file tests, you will need about 13 GB of free disk space, as some very large files are created. The created files are immediately deleted after the tests complete. These large file tests are not run unless the –enable-large-file-tests option is used with configure. (The –with-temp-large option may also be used to specify a directory to create the large files in).
Unlike the output from other netCDF test programs, each large test program deletes its output before successfully exiting.
To use the netCDF-4 features you will also need to have a HDF5-1.8.6 release installed. HDF5, in turn, must have been built with zlib, version 1.2.5.
A tested version of HDF5 and zlib can be found at the netCDF-4 ftp site at ftp://ftp.unidata.ucar.edu/pub/netcdf/netcdf-4.
To use the DAP features you will also need to have a version of libcurl (version 7.18.0 or later) installed. Depending on how this library was built, you may also need zib (version 1.2.5 or later). Information about libcurl may be obtained at http://curl.haxx.se.