[Slackbuilds-users] Feedback on upgrading GDAL/geos/proj

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo willysr at slackbuilds.org
Thu Nov 14 00:19:58 UTC 2019

On 11/12/19 5:31 AM, Benjamin Trigona-Harany wrote:
> In 2018, the main opensource geospatial libraries - GDAL, proj, libgeotiff, 
> libspatialite - started an effort to make core changes that could only be done 
> simultaneously (https://gdalbarn.com/). Slowly the software that uses these 
> libraries has been adopting that new tool chain. Slackware, however, is 
> currently still on the old set of libraries, but I've finally sat down and 
> worked through what will happen if SlackBuilds goes through the migration and 
> I'd like to get feedback from maintainers and users on whether we should.
> Here are the core upgrades for 14.2 that need to be coordinated:
> gis/gdal 3.0.2
> gis/proj 6.2.1
> gis/geos 3.8.0
> gis/libgeotiff 1.5.1
> gis/libspatialite 4.3.0
> Here are applications or other scripts that we get to upgrade. With a few 
> exceptions we are no longer able to upgrade applications in this list without 
> doing the above core library upgrades first:
> gis/qgis 3.10.0
> gis/postgis 3.0.0
> gis/Fiona 1.8.9
> gis/rasterio 1.1.0
> gis/grass 7.8.0
> gis/ossim 2.10.0
> gis/OTB 7.0.0
> gis/pdal 2.0.1
> gis/pyproj 2.4.1
> academic/Shark 4.0.0
> There are a few regressions or scripts which will need to be removed (or 
> possibly patched from dev branches):
> gis/OTB will lose Python support
> gis/qlandkartegt no longer builds (but it's deprecated in favour of qmapshack 
> anyhow)
> gis/osgEarth no longer builds but upcoming version 3.0 will work from what I 
> can tell
> gis/libLAS no longer builds but isn't required by any projects and looks to be 
> deprecated in favour of PDAL
> gis/merkaartor no longer builds but I think there might be commits in master 
> that should make it work
> gis/pyspatialite no longer works but it is not needed by newer versions of 
> QGIS anymore
> misc/zyGrib not building because of new proj
> I've also tested the other scripts that depend directly on the core library 
> upgrades, all of which are working.
> Are the regressions that I have noted enough to hold back on going ahead with 
> the upgrades? What about any indirect or optional dependencies?
> Feel free to use this branch if you want to do any testing: https://
> git.slackbuilds.org/slackbuilds/log/?h=user/bosth/gdalbarn.

Hi Ben

David has been doing some work on GDAL in the past which is placed on a
separate branch: gdal-review

Can you have a look on it as well? See if it can be cherry-picked?

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

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