Bug report #11715

Building QGIS from source - step by step outdated information

Added by zirneklitis - about 6 years ago. Updated about 6 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Normal
Assignee:-
Category:Documentation and Help
Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System:Any Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:19953

Description

There is an outdated information in the document “Building QGIS from source - step by step” (http://htmlpreview.github.io/?https://raw.github.com/qgis/QGIS/master/doc/INSTALL.html)

In the chapter “3.9.2. Step 2: compile and install the ecw libraries” refers to non-existing web server: http://www.erdas.com/. Long time ago was obtained by Leica and now it is as a part of Hexagon Geospatial. All downloads are redirected to Intergraph server. Intergraph does not provide 'Image Compression SDK Source Code 3.3'. You have to use ERDAS ECW/JP2 SDK v5.1 (with free Desktop Read-only license) or search for 'Image Compression SDK Source Code 3.3' out in the wild.

More information:
http://www.gdal.org/frmt_ecw.html
http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/ECW

Associated revisions

Revision f10a8cce
Added by Jürgen Fischer about 6 years ago

update INSTALL (fixes #11715)
- remove outdate "practical case" section
- include pointer to GDAL formats for build instructions for proprietary
formats in overview
- cosmetics

History

#1 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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