Opened 9 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#2716 closed enhancement (wontfix)

availability of and without compiling

Reported by: Borlaf Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: 7.2.0
Component: Default Version: 7.0.0
Keywords: lidar, liblas Cc:
CPU: Unspecified Platform: Linux


Currently you need to compile GRASS GIS with liblas to make available and The compilation process can be difficult for many people, specially for novel Linux users. Because of that, i would like to suggest to make them available in other way (e.g. make them available for download as plugins for downloading them later)

Change History (2)

comment:1 by neteler, 8 years ago


Milestone renamed

comment:2 by wenzeslaus, 8 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

This is really problem of the individual distributions which decide what to package (if they package libLAS and e.g. LAZlib) and which flags to include when compiling GRASS GIS. You need to go to GIS communities and teams for your specific distribution to find out if it is part of standard distribution or something special. For example for Ubuntu there is UbuntuGIS PPA.

The separate download is not possible (easy enough) because of the dependencies. Note also that the addons on Linux are actually compiled on user's machine, so the compilation is easy as long as the dependencies are in place.

I suggest to improve wiki pages related to compilation.

Sorry, I think we need to close this as out-of-scope. This is better handled at the level of packaging for the individual Linux distributions.

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