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[netCDF #AZF-978815]: netcdf binaries


> I tried to download  the following netcdf binaries netcdf 3.6.3 for AIX:
> binary-netcdf-3.6.3_nc3_xlf_xlf90_xlC.tar.gz - Binary distribution of
> netcdf-3.6.3 on aix_5.1-powerpc.
> <http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/downloads/netcdf/binary/aix_5.1-powerpc/binary-netcdf-3.6.3_nc3_xlf_xlf90_xlC.tar.gz>
> from unidata website. but i noted the following message:
> The requested URL
> /downloads/netcdf/binary/aix_5.1-powerpc/binary-netcdf-3.6.3_nc3_xlf_xlf90_xlC.tar.gz
> was not found on this server.

Sorry about that.  The old binary distributions that were in that 
directory are deprecated, unsupported, and have bugs that are fixed 
in more recent releases.

Binary distributions for C-based netCDF libraries and utilities are no
longer supported or maintained, except for certain platforms for which
the software is difficult to build from source, such as Windows.  For
other platforms, please use the source distribution and follow these


Instead of the netcdf-3.6.3 release, from June 2008, I recommend getting 
the latest release of the netCDF C library, version 4.3.0, from


I'm correcting the web documentation that indicated version 3.6.3 is still
supported, so thanks for reporting that problem.


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

Ticket Details
Ticket ID: AZF-978815
Department: Support netCDF
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed

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