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20000519: Couldn't read units-file


>Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 06:37:02 +0000
>From: Roelof Burger <address@hidden>
>Organization: metsys
>To: Steve Emmerson <address@hidden>
>Subject: problems with udunits
>Keywords: 200005190634.e4J6Y9T14983

In the above message, you wrote:

> i installed the udunits package without any problems
> included the binary in my path variable
> tried out the command - udunits - 
> and it worked perfectly, 
> i then rebooted my machine, then i got the following error when trying the
> command:
> fgets(): Is a directory
> udunits(3): Error occurred at line 1
> udunits(3): Couldn't read units-file "/usr/local/udunits-1.11.7"
> udunits: Couldn't initialize udunits(3) package
> i deleted everything and started over again - again with no problems, but this
> time, it kept giving me the errors. i must be doing something very stupid.
> can you maybe help me?

The UDUNITS library reads an initialization file at startup.  The file
is, nominally, "udunits.dat" in the "etc/" installation subdirectory.
The pathname of this file may be specified by the UDUNITS_PATH
environment variable.

Do you have that environment variable set?  If so, is it set to

Steve Emmerson   <http://www.unidata.ucar.edu>