hdf5 install problem - please help!

Hello,

First let me say that I am still new to the Linux environment, and thanks in
advance for your help and patience. I'm trying my best here! :slight_smile:

I need to install hdf5 on my machine so that I can analyze netcdf files in
programs that use hdf5. I am using Ubuntu 10.10 with 64-bit architecture.
I downloaded hdf5-1.8.7-linux-x86_64-
static.tar.gz from the HDF website
thinking that was what I needed. I decompress the file and read the README,
but am still a little perplexed so I check the online instructions here:
http://www.hdfgroup.org/ftp/HDF5/current/src/unpacked/release_docs/INSTALL

However, these instructions say that I can do the usual ./configure, make,
make install sequence to install, but there is no configure file in the
download.

So my questions are:
1) What am I doing wrong?
2) Is this the best way to install (i.e. is there a debian method)?
3) I posted this question at ubuntuforums.org and got 1 reply saying that I
needed to install the Java development tools to build it. Is that true?

Thanks a million!
Mike

Hello,

On Ubuntu, I can do the following:
sudo apt-get install h5utils libhdf5-doc libhdf5-serial-1.8.4 libhdf5-serial-dev libjhdf-doc libjhdf5-java libjhdf5-jni

I don't use java myself and this is version 1.8.4 of the library, but you should be fine.
apt-get should take care of choosing the required dependencies.

Regards,

Pierre

路路路

Le 28 juil. 11 脿 04:30, Mike Grissom a 茅crit :

Hello,

First let me say that I am still new to the Linux environment, and thanks in
advance for your help and patience. I'm trying my best here! :slight_smile:

I need to install hdf5 on my machine so that I can analyze netcdf files in
programs that use hdf5. I am using Ubuntu 10.10 with 64-bit architecture.
I downloaded hdf5-1.8.7-linux-x86_64-
static.tar.gz from the HDF website
thinking that was what I needed. I decompress the file and read the README,
but am still a little perplexed so I check the online instructions here:
http://www.hdfgroup.org/ftp/HDF5/current/src/unpacked/release_docs/INSTALL

However, these instructions say that I can do the usual ./configure, make,
make install sequence to install, but there is no configure file in the
download.

So my questions are:
1) What am I doing wrong?
2) Is this the best way to install (i.e. is there a debian method)?
3) I posted this question at ubuntuforums.org and got 1 reply saying that I
needed to install the Java development tools to build it. Is that true?

Thanks a million!
Mike
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Hi Pierre,

Thanks for the help! I used what you suggested and now I have my program up and running. Now I just have to learn how to use it.... ha!

Thanks again!

Mike

路路路

On 07/27/2011 09:34 PM, Pierre de Buyl wrote:

Hello,

On Ubuntu, I can do the following:
sudo apt-get install h5utils libhdf5-doc libhdf5-serial-1.8.4 libhdf5-serial-dev libjhdf-doc libjhdf5-java libjhdf5-jni

I don't use java myself and this is version 1.8.4 of the library, but you should be fine.
apt-get should take care of choosing the required dependencies.

Regards,

Pierre

Le 28 juil. 11 锟 04:30, Mike Grissom a 锟絚rit :

Hello,

First let me say that I am still new to the Linux environment, and thanks in
advance for your help and patience. I'm trying my best here! :slight_smile:

I need to install hdf5 on my machine so that I can analyze netcdf files in
programs that use hdf5. I am using Ubuntu 10.10 with 64-bit architecture.
I downloaded hdf5-1.8.7-linux-x86_64-
static.tar.gz from the HDF website
thinking that was what I needed. I decompress the file and read the README,
but am still a little perplexed so I check the online instructions here:
http://www.hdfgroup.org/ftp/HDF5/current/src/unpacked/release_docs/INSTALL

However, these instructions say that I can do the usual ./configure, make,
make install sequence to install, but there is no configure file in the
download.

So my questions are:
1) What am I doing wrong?
2) Is this the best way to install (i.e. is there a debian method)?
3) I posted this question at ubuntuforums.org <http://ubuntuforums.org/> and got 1 reply saying that I
needed to install the Java development tools to build it. Is that true?

Thanks a million!
Mike
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