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"Roy Mendelssohn" <Roy.Mendelssohn@xxxxxxxx> writes: > This does not seem to contain instructions specific to netcdf4. In > particular, is this an all-in-one install, so that the right hdf5 is > installed, or do I need to install hdf5 also? If the latter, which > version of hdf5 do I need to get for maximum compatibility? > > TIA, > > -Roy M. > Howdy Roy! Thanks for pointing this out! I am in the process of updating the netCDF-4 on-line documentation today. Here's part of the revised installation manual, which will answer your above questions. Thanks! Ed 2 Quick Instructions for Installing NetCDF on Unix ************************************************** For netCDF-4 to work, you must have HDF5, version 1.7.52. You must also have the zlib compression library, version 1.2.3. Both of these packages are available from the netCDF-4 ftp site at `ftp://ftp.unidata.ucar.edu/pub/netcdf/netcdf-4'. You must build zlib first, with the usual: ./configure --prefix=/home/ed/local && make install Then you build HDF5, specifying the location of the zlib library: ./configure --with-zlib=/home/ed/local --prefix=/home/ed/local && make install Then you build netcdf-4 with the following configure options: ./configure --enable-netcdf4 --with-hdf5=/home/ed/local --prefix=/home/ed/local make check install The configure script will try to find necessary tools in your path. When you run configure you may optionally use the -prefix argument to change the default installation directory. For example, the above examples install the zlib, HDF5, and netCDF-4 libraries in /home/ed/local/lib, the header file in /home/ed/local/include, and the utilities in /home/ed/local/bin. The default install root is /usr/local (so there's no need to use the prefix argument if you want the software installed there). Without the -enable-netcdf-4 argument, the netCDF-4 HDF5 features will not be available. Without the -with-hdf5 option, netCDF-4 will not know where to find HDF5. By default the netCDF configuration will build static libraries only. For shared libraries as well, use the -enable-shared option to configure. -- Ed Hartnett -- ed@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ============================================================================== To unsubscribe netcdf-hdf, visit: http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/mailing-list-delete-form.html ==============================================================================