Package Details: ncl 6.6.2-1

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Package Base: ncl
Description: Ncar Command Language, is an interpreted language designed specifically for scientific data analysis and visualization
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Licenses: Apache
Provides: ncl
Submitter: XavierCLL
Maintainer: XavierCLL
Last Packager: XavierCLL
Votes: 16
Popularity: 0.82
First Submitted: 2010-09-24 16:46
Last Updated: 2019-06-03 21:15

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XavierCLL commented on 2017-08-27 03:23

Is necessary before install or update the ncl package, reinstall/rebuild these packages: g2clib, triangle, udunits, hdf4 (>=4.2.14-4). If everything went well in the build, it generates the binary /usr/bin/ncl. For fresh install run 'source /etc/profile' or relogin.

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queenmedley commented on 2019-10-28 15:21

During compiling, there are many warning or error message related to some header file missing, stddef.h, limits.h, stdarg.h.
It's solved by adding options to "#define IncSearch" in "Site.local"

"-I/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/9.2.0/include" "-I/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/9.2.0/include-fixed"

queenmedley commented on 2019-10-28 15:01

I tested like that
1. go to ....../src/ncl-6.6.2/ni/src/lib/nfp
2. Add option "-DACCEPT_USE_OF_DEPRECATED_PROJ_API_H" to CFLAGS in Makefile.
3. do "make"
=> I could find the libnfp.a.

Problem is that when makepkg, there is not Makefile in /src/ncl-6.6.2/ni/src/lib/nfp.
I tried the sed command under ".config/ymkmf" in PKGBUILD,

"sed '/^CFLAGS/ s/$/ "-DACCEPT_USE_OF_DEPRECATED_PROJ_API_H"/' ni/src/lib/nfp/Makefile"

but it failed.

"sed: can't read ni/src/lib/nfp/Makefile: No such file or director"

I think Makefile is made during compiling..
I don't know how to fix PKGBUILD. I am not good at coding.
Any idea?

XavierCLL commented on 2019-10-28 04:39

Hi guys, I will inspect the problem, (while) if someone wants to be a co-maintainer to help find these problems pl tell me

bakamotokatas commented on 2019-10-23 21:30

My compilation also doesn't generate ncl file. I am getting same error, as queenmedley mentioned.

queenmedley commented on 2019-10-23 05:12

Compiling ncl does not generate "ncl" file. I found a error message related to nfp and proj.

cc -O2 -std=c99 -fPIC -fno-strict-aliasing -fopenmp -lnetcdf -O -I../../ncl -I../../../.././include -I/usr/include -I/usr/include/cairo -I/usr/include/curl -I/usr/include/X11 -I/usr/include/libpng14 -I/usr/include/freetype2/freetype -I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/udunits2 -I/usr/include/gdal -I/usr/include/rx -I/usr/include/Xm -I/opt/hdf4/include "-I/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/9.2.0/include" "-I/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/9.2.0/include-fixed" -DBuildUdunits -DBuildGDAL -DBuildEEMD -D_ISOC99_SOURCE -D_POSIX_SOURCE -D_XOPEN_SOURCE -DByteSwapped -DNeedFuncProto -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -c -o TransformCoordinate.o TransformCoordinate.c
In file included from TransformCoordinate.c:2: /usr/include/proj_api.h:37:2: error:
#error 'To use the proj_api.h you must define the macro ACCEPT_USE_OF_DEPRECATED_PROJ_API_H'
37 | #error 'To use the proj_api.h you must define the macro ACCEPT_USE_OF_DEPRECATED_PROJ_API_H'
| ^~~~~
make[5]: *** [<builtin>: TransformCoordinate.o] Error 1
make[5]: Leaving directory '/home/ryzen1/library/ncl/ncl/src/ncl-6.6.2/ni/src/lib/nfp'

gcc -O2 -std=c99 -fPIC -fno-strict-aliasing -fopenmp -lnetcdf -O -I../../.././include -I/usr/include -I/usr/include/cairo -I/usr/include/curl -I/usr/include/X11 -I/usr/include/libpng14 -I/usr/include/freetype2/freetype -I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/udunits2 -I/usr/include/gdal -I/usr/include/rx -I/usr/include/Xm -I/opt/hdf4/include "-I/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/9.2.0/include" "-I/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/9.2.0/include-fixed" -DLinux -DMAJOR=5 -DBuildHDF4 -DBuildHDF5 -DBuildGRIB2 -D__64BIT__ -DBuildGDAL -DUSE_NETCDF4_FEATURES -D_ISOC99_SOURCE -D_POSIX_SOURCE -D_XOPEN_SOURCE -DByteSwapped -DNeedFuncProto -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -c -o Ncl.o Ncl.c
make[4]: *** No rule to make target '../../.././ni/src/lib/nfp/libnfp.a', needed by 'ncl'. Stop.

ego commented on 2019-06-17 18:15

As lesstif is meanwhily practically unmaintained (see and its use is discouraged, this package should switch to openmotif as a dependency instead of lesstif.

XavierCLL commented on 2018-11-05 18:29

Hi guys!, sorry for the delay for the update, but the last version required several changes for fixes the build, please test it. It required the last version of hdf4 (4.2.14-4) updated today with some changes requires for ncl.

acegallagher commented on 2018-10-31 13:31

NCL 6.5.0 is now the most recent version of NCL. If I get a chance I'll try to update the package build to help out.

Also, I'm trying to get people to support each other and NCL in a Freenode IRC channel #ncl

XavierCLL commented on 2018-10-25 02:10

Hi @OverlixMax, after building the packages if there is not ncl executable is due to any problem in the build, I need some days to have a little free time for update the package and fixes the problems.

OvelixMax commented on 2018-10-24 21:22

I follow the @Maduvi suggestions, and do this steps: 1) I reinstalled hdf4, just checking that szlib is in the /usr/lib directory thanks to libaec package 2) I renamed the files /opt/hdf4/bin/ncdump y /opt/hdf4/bin/ncgen 3) Reinstalled hdf-eos-common 4) Reinstalled hdf-eos2 editing the PKGBUILD to use the /opt/hdf4/bin/h4cc 5) Reinstalled hdf-eos5 with the /usr/bin/h5cc (from community/hdf5) 6) Install ncl changing the dependency of hdf4-nonetcdf to hdf4.

Everything goes OK, but... at the end, there is no ncl executable. All other executable from the ncl package are there (ncl_filedump, ncl_convert2nc, etc...)

What I'm missing?