Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 221022
Please build netcdf as a shared library
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:52 EST
Description of problem:
I am working on wrapping up a LabPlot package. It depends on a few dozens of
libraries, and netcdf is among these. The problem is that configure does not
detect system-wide netcdf (and tries to use local one) because ld can't find
-lnetcdf. I'm not sure if my request can be fulfilled easily, but I have noticed
that if you build LabPlot with local netcdf shared libLabPlotnetCDF.so.* files
Hi Julian, I know nothing about LabPlot but I can say that:
1) The next version of netCDF (due in ~2 months) will have full support
for shared libs and I intend to upgrade the Fedora Extras version
to it shortly after its released (that is, out of beta).
2) The current netCDF builds static libraries but it builds them as
position-independent code (-fPIC) so the objects can be used within
the shared libraries of dependent software. For an example, see
the NCO package which does exactly that--it builds its own shared
libs using the netCDF static libs.
3) Based on your description I think your LabPlot problem can be resolved
to your environment before the "./configure ..." step.
If (3) doesn't fix things then I can probably help you fix whatever
configure-and-build system is used by LabPlot.
If (3) does fix it then please respond and I'll close this bug.
Thanks for the info, problem solved.