Libdap On Leopard

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libdap on OS-X 10.5.3 (Leopard)

1 PowerPC

June 5th, 2008

Installed Leopard (OS-X 10.5) n a newly formatted disk.

System: PowerMac quad core G5, 6GB RAM


  • bison: /usr/local/bin/bison
version: bison (GNU Bison) 2.3
  • libtool: /usr/local/bin/libtool
version: (GNU libtool) 1.5.26 (1.1220.2.492 2008/01/30 06:40:56)
  • autoconf: /usr/local/bin/autoconf
version: autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.62
  • automake: /usr/local/bin/automake
version: automake (GNU automake) 1.10.1
  • m4: /usr/local/bin/m4
version: m4 (GNU M4) 1.4.11

In the top level of libdap ran:

gnulib-tool --import --dir=. --lib=libgnu --source-base=gl --m4-base=gl/m4 --doc-base=--dir=. --aux-dir=conf --lgpl --libtool --macro-prefix=gl regex
make check

libdap fails 3 tests:

  • FAIL: test.yb
  • FAIL: test.yd
  • FAIL: test.yg

But I think that happened under Tiger (10.4.x) too.

Same results for trunk and 3.8.0 source release.

1.1 Update

Looks like all tests pass now!

2 MacBook Pro

October 26th, 2008

Installed Leopard (OS-X 10.5) on a newly formatted disk.

System: MacBook Pro, 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM.


  • bison: /usr/local/bin/bison
version: bison (GNU Bison) 2.3
  • libtool: /usr/local/bin/libtool
version: (GNU libtool) 2.2.6b from source
  • autoconf: /usr/local/bin/autoconf
version: autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.65 from source
  • automake: /usr/local/bin/automake
version: automake (GNU automake) 1.11 from source
  • m4: /usr/local/bin/m4
version: m4 (GNU M4) 1.4.13 from source
  • subversion: /usr/local/bin/svn
version: subversion-1.5.2 from binary
  • dejagnu: /usr/local/bin/runtest (and others)
version: dejagnu-1.4.4 from source
  • cppunit: /usr/local
version: cppunit-1.12.1 from source

In the top level of libdap ran:

make check

And it failed one test:


Test Results:
Run:  5   Failures: 1   Errors: 0

1) test: DODSFilterTest::get_das_last_modified_time_test (F) line: 195 
assertion failed
- Expression: df3->get_das_last_modified_time() == st.st_mtime

FAIL: DODSFilterTest
installed it anyway...
  • szip: /usr/local
version: szip-2.1 from source (./configure --prefix=/usr/local)
  • zlib: /usr/local
version: zlib-1.2.3 from source
  • jpeg lib: /usr/local
version: jpeg-6b from source (
[note: jpeg-7 is now shipping, but hdf as of hdf4.2r4 won't pass tests with it! If you need 7, best to install it in it's own dir and NOT /usr/local ... (mjohnson 1 oct 2009)]
- Doing a make install will only install the executable files. To install the libraries do the following:
cp libjpeg.a /usr/local/lib
cp *.h /usr/local/include
- You must install the jpeg library and includes in /usr/local or the ./configure script for the hdf4_handler won't find it.
  • netcdf: /usr/local
version netcdf-3.6.3 from source (./configure --prefix=/usr/local)
  • HDF4: /usr/local
version: HDF4.2r3 from source, (./configure --disable-fortran --with-jpeg=/usr/local --with-szlib=/usr/local --prefix=/usr/local)
Configure with: ./configure --disable-fortran --with-szlib=/usr/local --disable-netcdf --enable-production --enable-shared
If you don't configure this correctly it's possible to install the HDF4 version of netcdf on top of the regular version and that will make all kinds of trouble.
Notes on libjpeg and hdf4.2r4 [mjohnson 1 oct 2009]: HDF4.2r4 won't pass tests with jpeg-7, the new dist. If you have it installed, you need to remove it and install jpeg-6b. Also, 4.2r4 fails to build with --enable-shared.

  • hdf5: /usr/local
version hdf5-1.8.1 from source (./configure --prefix=/usr/local --with-szlib=/usr/local --enable-cxx)

Continuing in the xmlrequest branch I checked out, built, and installed:

  • bes
  • dap-server
  • freeform_handler
  • hdf4_handler
  • hdf5_handler
  • netcdf_handler

3 Building Hyrax-1.6.2 Package Installer(s) for OS-X 10.5 (Leopard)

4 Snow Leopard 2.6.8

  1. Update to SnowLeopard
  2. Update autoconf from 2.61 to 2.68