Greetings...
I have been using basemap extensively to do presentation graphics under quite a wide variety of platforms but I got a new 64bit dual core laptop recently and have been having all kinds of problems installing it...
 
I am using (K)ubuntu 8.10 and have tried to install it two ways... This is a 64bit system
(1) using the pre-compiles libgeos 3.0.0:
this is installed using the libgeos-dev package under ubuntu
The package (seems) to install ok
I then grab the latest source and do the usual python setup.py build jobbo
and get a massive raft of errors eg:
......
src/_proj.c:2353: error: ‘__pyx_kp_4’ undeclared here (not in a function)                                                                                  
src/_proj.c:2353: warning: excess elements in struct initializer                                                                                           
src/_proj.c:2353: warning: (near initialization for ‘__pyx_string_tab[19]’)                                                                                
src/_proj.c:2353: warning: excess elements in struct initializer                                                                                           
src/_proj.c:2353: warning: (near initialization for ‘__pyx_string_tab[19]’)                                                                                
src/_proj.c:2353: warning: excess elements in struct initializer                                                                                           
..
..
src/_proj.c:3155: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘*’ token
src/_proj.c:3170: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘*’ token
src/_proj.c:3185: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘*’ token
src/_proj.c:3200: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘*’ token
src/_proj.c:3215: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘*’ token
src/_proj.c:3230: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘*’ token
error: Command "gcc -pthread -fno-strict-aliasing -DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -O2 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -fPIC -Isrc -I/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/numpy/core/include -I/usr/include/python2.5 -c src/_proj.c -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.5/src/_proj.o" failed with exit status 1
(2) building libgeos from source...
I get the same error for 2.2.3 (a version I have had no problems compiling on centos5 64bit machines in the past)  and 3.0.0
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/scollis/geos-3.0.0/source/index/quadtree'
if /bin/bash ../../../libtool --tag=CXX --mode=compile g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I../../../source/headers -I../../../source/headers/geos -I../../../source/headers     -g -O2 -DGEOS_INLINE -Wall -ansi -pedantic -Wno-long-long -MT DoubleBits.lo -MD -MP -MF ".deps/DoubleBits.Tpo" -c -o DoubleBits.lo DoubleBits.cpp; \
        then mv -f ".deps/DoubleBits.Tpo" ".deps/DoubleBits.Plo"; else rm -f ".deps/DoubleBits.Tpo"; exit 1; fi
 g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I../../../source/headers -I../../../source/headers/geos -I../../../source/headers -g -O2 -DGEOS_INLINE -Wall -ansi -pedantic -Wno-long-long -MT DoubleBits.lo -MD -MP -MF .deps/DoubleBits.Tpo -c DoubleBits.cpp  -fPIC -DPIC -o .libs/DoubleBits.o
DoubleBits.cpp: In static member function 'static double geos::index::quadtree::DoubleBits::powerOf2(int)':
DoubleBits.cpp:51: error: 'memcpy' was not declared in this scope
DoubleBits.cpp: In constructor 'geos::index::quadtree::DoubleBits::DoubleBits(double)':
DoubleBits.cpp:94: error: 'memcpy' was not declared in this scope
make[3]: *** [DoubleBits.lo] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/scollis/geos-3.0.0/source/index/quadtree'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/scollis/geos-3.0.0/source/index'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/scollis/geos-3.0.0/source'
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
 
ANY help very very very welcome! I am some what at a loss as I have managed to compile both libgeos and basemap under much more "user unfriendly" distros before...
 
 
Dr Scott Collis
Postdoctoral Researcher
Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research (CAWCR)
Atmosphere and Land Observation and Assessment Group
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