Failed to compile OCSSW on Debian 11

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Failed to compile OCSSW on Debian 11

by jvaldezch » Thu Apr 21, 2022 1:16 pm America/New_York


So far I have been no able to compile OCSSW tools from source on Debian 11 (Buster).

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sudo apt install libjansson-dev libnetcf-dev libnetcdf-c++4

export CC=gcc-10
export CXX=g++-10
export FC=gfortran-10
export OCSSWROOT=/data/apps/seadas-8.2.0/ocssw
export OCSSW_DEBUG=1
source $OCSSWROOT/OCSSW_bash.env

git clone
cd $OCSSWROOT/ocssw-src
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..

But I got this error:

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-- Failed to find NetCDF interface for CXX
CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake-3.18/Modules/FindPackageHandleStandardArgs.cmake:165 (message):
  Could NOT find NetCDF (missing: NETCDF_HAS_INTERFACES)
Call Stack (most recent call first):
  /usr/share/cmake-3.18/Modules/FindPackageHandleStandardArgs.cmake:458 (_FPHSA_FAILURE_MESSAGE)
  oel_util/cmake/Modules/FindNetCDF.cmake:118 (find_package_handle_standard_args)
  oel_hdf4/libbin/CMakeLists.txt:7 (find_package)

-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
The error is very similar (I guess) when I try to run a binary using

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./install_ocssw --bin --install_dir $seadas_dir --tag V2022.0
In this case when I try to run ./l2gen I got this error:

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/data/apps/seadas-8.2.0/ocssw/bin/./l2gen: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Thanks for the help.


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Re: Failed to compile OCSSW on Debian 11

by gnwiii » Tue Apr 26, 2022 2:25 pm America/New_York

You probably need to add `--opt` to get

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./install_ocssw --bin --opt --install_dir $seadas_dir --tag V2022.0 ...
and some sensors to your command line. You should end up with

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Re: Failed to compile OCSSW on Debian 11

by OB SeaDAS - dshea » Thu May 05, 2022 11:35 am America/New_York

The directions to compile the source code are here:

It looks like you never built the $OCSSWROOT/opt/src which is step 6.


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