Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#474 closed defect (invalid)

Too hard to install

Reported by: guest Owned by: pramsey
Priority: major Milestone: 3.3.1
Component: Build/Install Version: 3.3.0
Severity: Unassigned Keywords:
Cc: geos@…


neither cmake nor autotools are installed on the server I'm on and after installing them both, neither of them work..


  # cmake ../trunk
  CMake Error: your CXX compiler: "CMAKE_CXX_COMPILER-NOTFOUND" was not found.   Please set CMAKE_CXX_COMPILER to a valid compiler path or name.


  # ./
  Missing aclocal!

I know these aren't defects with geos, but I'm creating this ticket to let the maintainers know that these are very high barriers to get geos up and running. I'm sure I could do it if there was already a ./configure The highest rpm of geos I could find is 2.2.3 and postgis 1.5.3 requires GEOS >= 3.1.1 I've spent an afternoon trying to install GEOS.

Change History (4)

comment:1 by guest, 13 years ago

ok was able to get working by installing yum install libtool Maybe add a note that libtool is the name of the autotools package (on redhat at least) here: ?

comment:2 by pramsey, 13 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

I just pulled the geos-3.3.0.tar.bz2 file and there is indeed a configure script in it. All the tarballs have configure scripts. The only thing that doesn't is the SVN itself, because configure is a generated file, and if you're working with the SVN base you should have (or be willing to get) the developers tools.

comment:3 by guest, 13 years ago

aha - thanks - I went for the svn as is timing out for me. I assumed it was equivalent.

btw to get aclocal working had to install libtool

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