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I am trying to install GDL (0.9.2 tarball) on an Ubuntu 11.10 machine since I'm interested in using the GDL python module to call IDL code from Python.
I installed all the required libraries.
The ./configure phase ends apparently without errors; the make phase seems to end without errors, too but I cannot find any executable nor any libgdl.so.0.0.0 file.
make check produces all the errors related to the execution of the .PRO files since a gdl executable is lacking.
Can anyone help me?
Normally, as mentioned in the INSTALL file, the python module is created in src/.libs (for autotools-based build).
If it's not there, inspecting the make's output should provide some hint as to if and where the library is created.
Thanks for your reply.
I could not find any .lib directory in src.
Apparently 'make' did not output any error messages.
Well, it's hard to tell what may be going wrong without any log file or error messages.
Anyhow, please perhaps try to use CMake- instead of autotools-based configuration
(we're planning to drop the autotools-based build after the next release).
To use CMake, please try:
$ cmake . -DPYTHON_MODULE=ON
$ ./configure -enable-python_module
I already tried to use CMake, but the result was the same.
As a matter of fact, when using 'make', in the src folder I could find source files such as *.cpp and *.hpp as well as *.o files, but no executable.
As I already told there are apparently no errors from ./configure and make operations.
make lasts a lot (tens of minutes),
After having reinstalled some packages, I eventually succeeded to build a gdl executable using
cmake . -DPYTHON_MODULE=ON instead of ./configure -enable-python_module.
There is no "src/.libs" subdir and I could not find any "libgdl.so.0.0.0" file.
There is only a "src/libgdl.so" in src.
Is it the library to put into the python site-packages (e.g. /usr/lib/pythonX.Y/site-packages) directory as GDL.so as described in the file INSTALL?
Yes - the .so file is the Python module.
Apart from the instructions contained in the file PYTHON.txt, is there any documentation about GDL calls from python, examples, howtos?
The only example in the documentation as of now is:
print, python('numpy', 'arange', 4.)
Contributions very welcome!!
I meant documentation/examples about python which calls GDL functions, procedures, scripts, etc.
There's one test in the GDL testsuite: