Hi Dave, > (1) The README file in the netcdf 4..2-rc2 distribution refers to a > file called INSTALL. However, there is no INSTALL or INSTALL.html > file. I find man4/install.doc which appears to be a source file for > part of the build process. It is not user friendly documentation > before running make. > > It would be nice if there was a self contained install file that was > available BEFORE trying to run running configure and make. However if > Unidata prefers to provide only web based install docs, I think that > would be good enough for most users. If so, please remove the > reference in README to the INSTALL file, to avert frustration. Thanks for reporting this problem! I've created a top-level INSTALL file from the man4/install.doc, which will be available in tomorrow's snapshot release. > (2) Man4/install.doc in the current snapshot calls out libcurl > version 7.16.4 or later. However, libcurl version 7.18.0 or later is > specified on this web page: > > http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/docs/netcdf-install/Requirements.html > > Also, the libcurl version number is still absent from > man4/html/build_default.html, which is generated by make from last > night's snapshot. OK, I think I've synced the libcurl version numbers to 7.18.0. > May I suggest that (a) libcurl version numbers should be brought into > sync for subsequent 4.2 distros, and (b) it might help to gather this > information into fewer documents. I like the unified table style for > presenting third party version requirements; current info for all > libraries is gathered into one place. Including szip, I count four > external libraries that I am aware of. > > Here is an example for Grads, though I think they go farther than > necessary in providing build instructions: > http://www.iges.org/grads/gadoc/supplibs.html Wow, that's a pretty impressive table! With only three mandatory and one optional third-party library, I've just included the version numbers in the text, when the packages are first mentioned. Thanks again for pointing out this important omission! --Russ Russ Rew UCAR Unidata Program address@hidden http://www.unidata.ucar.edu Ticket Details =================== Ticket ID: FGC-866162 Department: Support netCDF Priority: Normal Status: Closed
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