>From: Dave Dempsey <address@hidden> >Organization: SFSU >Keywords: 200009181632.e8IGWHb04705 ldm-mcidas PNG pnga2area Dave, >Do I detect a hint of annoyance there? No, not at all. I was trying to indicate that I had been paying careful attention to who had downloaded the ldm-mcidas distribution and who had not. Since I saw that you had downloaded it, I left you off my list for personal contact figuring that you either had already done the preparations or were ready to. >Can I blame you? I was not annoyed, really. >I stayed more or less on top of all the warnings and emails exchanged >about the change in MCIDAS encoding, downloaded the new ldm-mcidas >decoders release, and attempted to install it, particularly pnga2area. >The installation failed, I think because it was looking for some >(library?) files that are part of MCIDAS. In reviewing my download logs, I see that you grabbed the source distribution. Is there a reason that you did not grab one of the binary distributions that I made available? I think I remember that your LDM is running on a Sun SPARC system, and I made binaries available for the 5.6, 5.7, and 5.8 releases of Solaris SPARC. >Since we don't use MCIDAS, I >didn't have those files installed and couldn't complete the >installation. Right. >Also, since we don't use the lwtoa3 decoder for the >satellite images, and the satellite images are the only thing we use >from the MCIDAS feed, Satellite images are the only things left in the Unidata-Wisconsin (MCIDAS feed type for the LDM) datastream. All of the other data was removed in July of 1999. >I eventually concluded (incorrectly, obviously), >that we probably wouldn't need the pnga2area decoder, either, and that >I could let the change slide by. Oops :-) >Could you confirm that I have to install MCIDAS to install the >ldm-mcidas decoders (in particular, pnga2area)? Only if you need to build the decoders. What OS is your LDM running on? >If that wasn't the problem, I'll try installing ldm-mcidas again and >report the details of the problem I was having. That was the problem, but I feel certain that we should have a binary that will work for you. Tom
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