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Hi Ed,I think there is a small (but rather important!) error on the quick install instructions web page:
http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/netcdf-4/newdocs/netcdf-install/Quick-Instructions-for-Installing-NetCDF-on-Unix.html When I used the configure command line as per the web page: $ ./configure --enable-netcdf4 --with-hdf5=/usr/local --prefix=/usr/local I noticed that my config.log contained the following: ... configure:2142: checking whether netCDF-4 is to be built configure:2150: result: no ...Poking around a bit more I discovered that the command line switch should be '--enable-netcdf-4' (note dash between f & 4), not '--enable-netcdf4' as given on this web page. This is actually given correctly lower down on the page ("Without the –enable-netcdf-4 argument, ...") but I didn't spot that at first.
Changing the command line to: $ ./configure --enable-netcdf-4 --with-hdf5=/usr/local --prefix=/usr/local results in the the expected config.log entry: configure:2142: checking whether netCDF-4 is to be built configure:2150: result: yesI wander if others have similarly mis-configured their 'netCDF-4' install? Turns out I did the same thing with alpha 16 a few weeks back but didn't notice since I wasn't actually using any netCDF-4 features (Though, I guess it explains why I didn't seem to have some netCDF-4 function protos (eg nc_def_cmp()) in my netcdf.h?)
Unfortunately I now get tests failing under 'make check' (both alpha16 & 17), but I haven't got to the bottom of that yet -- I'll dig around some more and send a proper bug report when I've got some more details. In the meantime I thought you might want to fix up the install page.
cheers Simon Wood Ed Hartnett wrote:
Howdy all! I have just put a new alpha release of netCDF-4.0 on the ftp site, alpha 17: ftp://ftp.unidata.ucar.edu/pub/netcdf/netcdf-4/netcdf-4.0-alpha.tar.gz This release still works with HDF5 1.7.52, which can also be found on the netCDF-4 ftp site. NetCDF-4 should be built according to the instructions here: http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/netcdf-4/newdocs/netcdf-install/Quick-Instructions-for-Installing-NetCDF-on-Unix.html Reasonably complete documentation exists for the C API at: http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/netcdf-4/newdocs/netcdf-c/ This alpha release fixes some bugs, particularly in the F77 and F90 APIs. It also adds the capability of controlling the endianness of netCDF-4 variables. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, Ed
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