Hi Philip, Thanks for the bug report; I'll take a look at the HDF5 documentation and make the necessary changes to our documents. Regarding the build process finding HDF5; using `--with-hdf5` and `--with-zlib` to specify the location of hdf5 and zlib have been long deprecated; you'll want to use the CFLAGS and LDFLAGS environmental variables instead. If your libraries lived in /home/me/local, for example, you would use them as follows: $ CFLAGS="-I/home/me/local/include" LDFLAGS="-L/home/me/local/lib" ./configure For your specific example I think you could use: $ CFLAGS="-I/home/me/zlib -I/home/me/hdf5" LDFLAGS="-L/home/me/zlib -L/home/me/hdf5" ./configure but that assumes that both your include files and the compiled libraries live at the top level of /home/me/hdf5 and /home/me/zlib. Give this a shot and let me know if it doesn't resolve the issue. Note that you might also have to modify your LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable at *runtime* to include both locations, but that should be necessary if you are using shared libraries. Have a great day! -Ward > Full Name: Philip Underwood > Email Address: address@hidden > Organization: UNEP-WCMC > Package Version: 126.96.36.199 > Operating System: openSUSE 12.1 > Hardware: x86_64 > Description of problem: > > Hi there, > > I've been trying the various compilation options for NetCDF with version > 4 support for a couple of days without success. It seems that no matter > how I attempt to do this I am presented with the message below when > executing ./configure: > > 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'm compiling and installing zlib without trouble. HDF5 also appears > to install without problem. Although the trouble I've been experiencing > has led me to compile this with szip and with C++ and Fortran enabled. > > I started out installing these in standaline directories, > e.g. /home/me/zlib and /home/me/hdf5. With this approach I used the > --with-zlib=/home/me/zlib and --with-hdf5=/home/me/hdf5 switches. I've > also followed the suggestion in the NetCDF installation instructions > (https://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/docs/build_default.html) > of installing all these libraries in a common directory tree, and thus set > CPPFLAGS and LDFLAGS accordingly. Yet every time, I get the same message. > > Please see my latest config.log file attached. Do you have any idea > what's going wrong? > > Cheers, > Phil > > P.S. I also found that the instructions for installing HDF5 were not > accurate. I found that it fails with 'make check install', where as 'make', > followed by 'make check', then 'make install' worked perfectly. Please see > http://www.hdfgroup.org/ftp/HDF5/current/src/unpacked/release_docs/INSTALL > > Ticket Details =================== Ticket ID: NOM-755338 Department: Support netCDF Priority: Normal Status: Closed
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