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[netCDF #UVA-971071]: NetCDF-4 tarball needs updating? [uncl]

Hi Tim,

> I've just noticed that the udunits which comes packaged in the
> netcdf-4.1.1.tar.gz file is quite old (version 2.1.9). This version of
> udunits contains a moderately serious memory leak which appears to have
> been fixed in later versions. Just dropping the latest version of
> udunits (2.1.21) in place of version 2.1.9 causes no problems as far as
> I can tell with compiling the NetCDF library, and eliminates the memory
> leak.
> Given that many users will not bother installing the latest udunits
> library if it already comes pre-packaged with NetCDF-4; I'm wondering if
> it would worth including a more recent version of udunits in the NetCDF
> tar ball?

Yes, in fact the current netCDF-4.1.2 daily snapshot contains the
2.1.21 udunits release, which was just integrated into the package.
The integration required some minor autotools configure changes,
changing 11 files.  Thanks for letting us know about the old udunits
version.  We could easily have missed this without a reminder from an
alert user.


Russ Rew                                         UCAR Unidata Program
address@hidden                      http://www.unidata.ucar.edu

Ticket Details
Ticket ID: UVA-971071
Department: Support netCDF
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed

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