Rob, Although I recommended using netCDF version 4.3.0 from 3 months ago, it looks like you instead built and installed version 4.1.3 from June 2011. There have been lots of enhancements and bug fixes to the library and utilities, including ncdump, since June 2011, as you can see from notes mentioning ncdump in the 4.3.0 release notes: http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/netcdf/release-notes-4.3.0.html Another advantage of the 4.3.0 release, since you said it was being built primarily for use of ncdump on a server, is that the Fortran librararies have been separated out into an independent release, so 4.3.0 is C only. Thus you wouldn't have encountered any problems with gcc f90 ... > ... Let us know if we should > have any concerns installing on Solaris 11.1 SPARC servers if possible. Either 4.3.0 or 4.3.1 (when it's released) should work fine on Solaris 11.1, and either should be simpler to build than netCDF 4.1.3, which we will not be able to continue to support as well as more recent versions ... --Russ > Well that took a little playing with the configuration settings but I > think it is good to go at least on the Solaris 10 server zones. > > Ok, first installed with only the one qualifier on the test server cluster. > Now on production server it failed the configure due to gcc f90 would not > compile so I looked up how to disable it and now it compiles without it. > > flux2:/usr/local/netcdf-4.1.3 > ./configure --disable-netcdf-4 -disable-f90 > make > make install > make check - it looked clean with no unexpected errors > > The requested NCDUMP command appears operational now. > > flux2:/flux/rpatten > ncdump > ncdump [-c|-h] [-v ...] [[-b|-f] [c|f]] [-l len] [-n name] [-p n[,n]] > [-k] [-x] [-s] [-t] [-w] file > [-c] Coordinate variable data and header information > [-h] Header information only, no data > [-v var1[,...]] Data for variable(s) <var1>,... only > [-b [c|f]] Brief annotations for C or Fortran indices in data > [-f [c|f]] Full annotations for C or Fortran indices in data > [-l len] Line length maximum in data section (default 80) > [-n name] Name for netCDF (default derived from file name) > [-p n[,n]] Display floating-point values with less precision > [-k] Output kind of netCDF file > [-x] Output XML (NcML) instead of CDL > [-s] Output special (virtual) attributes > [-t] Output time data as date-time strings > [-w] Without client-side caching of variables for DAP URLs > file Name of netCDF file > netcdf library version 4.1.3 of Aug 6 2013 13:20:59 $ > flux2:/flux/rpatten > > > You report an even newer release is scheduled for this week of > 4.3.1-rc.1. May use it on the Solaris 11.1 OS replacement servers instead. > Just now getting users onto those server zones. Let us know if we should > have any concerns installing on Solaris 11.1 SPARC servers if possible. > > Regards, > Robert Patten > > > > On 8/6/2013 12:39 PM, Unidata netCDF Support wrote: > > Hi Rob, > > > >> Question on general download and install for Solaris 10 and Solaris 11.1 > >> OS. > >> > >> Have a user who is requesting us to install NCDUMP on a server for their > >> use. In that we believe you need to simply install 'NetCDF' to get NCDUMP > >> if that is the only method. Just reviewing the UNIDATA site for any Solaris > >> compatible downloads or instructions if possible. First time doing this > >> on our Solaris servers as it is common on our LINUX and AIX servers. > >> Always best to get supported releases with instructions if available. > > Yes, you only need to install the netCDF C library to get ncdump and other > > netCDF utilities (nccopy, ncgen, nc-config), which will be installed in > > /usr/local/bin by default, or in the bin/ subdirectory of wherever you > > specify with the --prefix= option to the configure script. > > > > I would recommend using either the netcdf-4.3.0 release from 3 months ago, > > or > > the new netcdf-4.3.1-rc1 release candidate that will probably be available > > later this week. > > > > We test our releases on Solaris, so it building from source should be > > straightforward, following these instructions: > > > > http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/netcdf/docs/building.html > > > > --Russ > > > >> Meant to add this for SPARC Solaris 10 and Solaris 11.1 servers. > >> > >> On 8/6/2013 10:35 AM, Rob Patten wrote: > >>> Question on general download and install for Solaris 10 and Solaris 11.1 > >>> OS. > >>> > >>> Have a user who is requesting us to install NCDUMP on a server for their > >>> use. In that we believe you need to simply install 'NetCDF' to get NCDUMP > >>> if that is the only method. Just reviewing the UNIDATA site for any > >>> Solaris > >>> compatible downloads or instructions if possible. First time doing this > >>> on our Solaris servers as it is common on our LINUX and AIX servers. > >>> Always best to get supported releases with instructions if available. > >>> > >>> Any advise would be appreciated. > >>> > >>> Regards, > >>> Robert Patten > >>> > >> -- > >> /Robert Patten, ITB > >> STG Senior Systems Administrator/ > >> > >> /Team ERT/STG/ > >> > >> /NCDC Government Contractor > >> /address@hidden <mailto:address@hidden> > >> /Phone: (828) 271-4385 > >> > >> > > Russ Rew UCAR Unidata Program > > address@hidden http://www.unidata.ucar.edu > > > > > > > > Ticket Details > > =================== > > Ticket ID: HQM-966726 > > Department: Support netCDF > > Priority: Normal > > Status: Closed > > > > -- > /Robert Patten, ITB > STG Senior Systems Administrator/ > > /Team ERT/STG/ > > /NCDC Government Contractor > /address@hidden <mailto:address@hidden> > /Phone: (828) 271-4385 > > Russ Rew UCAR Unidata Program address@hidden http://www.unidata.ucar.edu Ticket Details =================== Ticket ID: HQM-966726 Department: Support netCDF Priority: Normal Status: Closed
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