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Quincey Koziol <koziol@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes: >> This problem is removed if I distribute HDF5 with netCDF, because of >> course then I could distribute a HDF5 version that I know to work with >> netCDF-4. > > Well, autoconf allows you to test for certain function's presence in a > dependent library, so you could use that feature to make certain that you > had a compatible HDF5 installation. Yes, I do this now. But it doesn't help the poor user to have my configuration just crap out. It needs to solve the problem, not just detect it. Ed -- Ed Hartnett -- ed@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx