On Sun, 5 Oct 2008 22:34:25 +0200, Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 04, 2008 at 03:42:56PM +0200, Sven Geggus wrote:
> > Package: gdal
> > Version: 1.5.2-3
> > Severity: wishlist
> > 
> > 
> > The current Version of gdal does not support Tiff files >4GB
> > (BigTIFF). The reason for this is that gdal is compiled against the
> > systems Tiff library instead of the internal one provided by gdal. 
> > 
> > The problem can be solved easily by adding --with-libtiff=internal
> > to debian/rules and removing libtiff4-dev from Build-Depends.
> > 
> > 
> 
> AFAIK The use of bigtiff is currently not possible because
> internal-libtiff names clash with classic libtiff and that would
> create problem for third parties softwares, which still use the
> traditional libtiff API and GDAL, e.g. Grass and other ones. Also the

The --with-hide-internal-symbols option should be a solution to this
problem

http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/TIFF

Isn't it?

Linking against a fresher version of libtiff seems to be the only way
to avoid problems in overview generation (es. see
http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/2486).


> new API is still unofficial. Even if the new API is back compatible
> its use would break the old ABI. Definitively something to be
> considered post lenny...
> 
> -- 
> Francesco P. Lovergine


-- 
Antonio Valentino



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