[gradsusr] installing Grads version 2.x.x

Jennifer Adams jma at cola.iges.org
Thu Apr 9 09:37:33 EDT 2015

Building from source is hard. Why not just use the pre-compiled executables?

On Apr 8, 2015, at 5:05 PM, Zilore Mumba <zmumba at gmail.com> wrote:

> Could I please seek some guidance. I am trying to install grads from source. I first tried grads-2.1.a3-src.tar.gz. This does not install (errors with make && make install).
> I then went on to grads-2.0.2-src.tar.gz. This installs ok. However the INSTALL file in both distributions are for the binary distributions. Hence it is not easy to guess what options to use to activate some applications. My configure guess was
> "sudo ./configure --prefix=/usr/local --enable-cairo --enable-grib2" . The two enable options do not seem to have any effect. The output from my installation is given below.
> I would appreciate if anyone has any instructions on how to enable the options listed as disabled.
> Thank you in anticipation
> Zilore
> Built Wed Apr  8 22:46:10 CAT 2015 for i686-pc-linux-gnu
> This version of GrADS has been configured with the following options:
>   o Built on a LITTLE ENDIAN machine
>   o Athena Widget GUI DISABLED
>   o Command line editing DISABLED
>   o printim command DISABLED
>   o GRIB2 interface DISABLED
>   o NetCDF interface DISABLED
>   o OPeNDAP gridded data interface DISABLED
>   o OPeNDAP station data interface DISABLED
>   o HDF4 and HDF5 interfaces DISABLED
>   o GeoTIFF and KML/TIFF output DISABLED
>   o KML contour output ENABLED
>   o Shapefile interface DISABLED
> For additional information please consult http://iges.org/grads
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Jennifer M. Adams
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