I have now burned a couple of days trying to get HDF5 installed on a Raspberry Pi 3+. I have been following instructions in https://portal.hdfgroup.org/display/support/Building+HDF5+with+CMake. The CMake almost is successful, but reports that 2 tests FAILED - 49 H5TEST set_extent (Timeout) and 105 shared set extent, same error. I am thinking the timeouts just be due to the computer being relatively slow. I’d like to try and use the library anyway; but I can’t find it, so I don’t know if it was created. I need to install HDF5 so I can use the MIT Digital RF package to save spectrum data off a software defined radio, and apparently I need a HDF5 library to include when linking the whole system together.
Am I on the right track, that I should be able to end up with a HDF5 library I can include when linking another large program? (I shudder at the thought of having to re-do the whole make package to run with HDF5 ctest).
If my installation was successful, where should I be able to find the library? There is no file looking like an object library in any of the directories created during the build process.