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[netCDF #PSD-701995]: Problem building netcdf-

Hi Mike,

> I need some help building the latest netcdf release.
> Previously I was building netcdf-4.1.1, along with hdf5 support, as follows:
> tar xvfz hdf5-1.8.10-patch1.tar.gz
> cd hdf5-1.8.10-patch1
> configure --prefix=/tmp/netcdf
> make -j 4; make install
> cd ..
> tar xvfz netcdf-4.1.1.tar.gz
> cd netcdf-4.1.1
> ./configure --enable-netcdf-4 --with-hdf5=/tmp/netcdf
> --prefix=/tmp/netcdf --disable-dap
> make -j 4; make install
> and that worked. But with the latest version I did:
> tar xvfz netcdf-
> cd netcdf-
> ./configure --enable-netcdf-4 --with-hdf5=/tmp/netcdf
> --prefix=/tmp/netcdf --disable-dap
> and I get the following error:
> checking for library containing H5Fflush... no
> configure: error: Can't find or link to the hdf5 library. Use
> --disable-netcdf-4, or see config.log for errors.
> I have attached config.log.
> Could you please advise?

Starting with version 4.1.3, use of "--with-hdf5=/dir/for/hdf5" was dropped as 
a configure 
option, because

 The use of the --with-hdf5 option (and similar ones like --with-zlib, 
 --with-pnetcdf, --with-hdf4) caused two serious bugs:
  1 - No way for these options to work on platforms that have libraries in /lib 
      /lib64 for 32 and 64 bit builds.
  2 - Caused problem for cross-compiles like the mingw32 build and builds on 

So the way to specify where HDF5 is installed now uses the configure arguments
(or environment variables) CPPFLAGS=/dir/for/hdf5/include and
LDFLAGS=/dir/for/hdf5/lib , as described here:



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

Ticket Details
Ticket ID: PSD-701995
Department: Support netCDF
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed

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