#1 Difficult configuration of outside libraries


GDL is still very difficult to configure and compile.
This is because of outside dependencies required by
GDL (GSL, PLPLOT, Python version 2.3). Especially
frustrating is that the "configure" stage passes
normally with no error messages, and the configuration
problem is only discovered later during the compile stage.

I am attaching a patch which makes the configure stage
more intelligent. It checks for the outside libraries
and fails if they are not present. Also, it has
options for specifying the path to these libraries ( /
includes ) if they are not in the default places.
Python support defaults to yes, but can be turned off
during configuration. There is no longer a need to
edit the typedefs.h file. [ Some small cleanups were
also required in gdl/gdlpython.cpp ]

Craig Markwardt

gdl 0.7.2

[296]> uname -a
Linux xylo 2.4.20-20.7smp #1 SMP Mon Aug 18 14:39:05
EDT 2003 i686 unknown
[297]> cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Linux release 7.1 (Seawolf)


  • Craig Markwardt

    Craig Markwardt - 2004-04-18

    Patch to GDL 0.7.2 for outside library configuration (GSL,PLPLOT,Python)

  • Marc Schellens

    Marc Schellens - 2004-04-30
    • status: open --> closed
  • Marc Schellens

    Marc Schellens - 2004-04-30

    Logged In: YES

    Changes are included in 0.8 (with minor modifiactions).


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