Cannot download hdfview on Ubuntu 20.04


#1

I’ve been trying for the last two hours to get this to work and it’s been really frustrating. This has been a problem for almost two years now with 2.11 and the repositories have not been updated on debian/ubuntu. I tried everything I could find on the internet and nothing has worked. The closest I got to success was this one:

but it just says that it’s installed but when I try to open hdfview it says there isn’t an hdfview installed.
Any help on this is appreciated.


#2

You might be interested in checking out my previous post on the topic:

best wishes:
steven


#3

We have binaries available from our website download page, https://www.hdfgroup.org/downloads/, for most of the latest distros.
HDFView 3.1.3 (all available binaries) are at https://support.hdfgroup.org/ftp/HDF5/releases/HDF-JAVA/hdfview-3.1.3/bin/
Note that the versions with “App” in the name are basically a folder/file image without installer tool options.
For those windows users, the path to the dlls need attention before use. Two ways to solve; 1. use the batch script, in HDFView/app/mods, which adds the dll folder to the path. 2. Copy the dlls from the HDFView/app/mods folder next to the the exe in the HDFView folder.

The plotting/data functions have not been updated in a long time and could use some guidance for those non-data view functions.

Allen


#4

Yes I tried that but there is no .sh file in the package when I extract it


#5

This worked thank you. I guess last night I was trying so many things that I thought I ended up trying yours but I didn’t.


#6

For the record, just checked, clearly worked for me, here is the content of the tape archive:

COPYING  HDFView-2.14.0-Linux.sh  HDFView-2.14-centos7_64.tar.gz  README.txt

steve