Yes I know its a bit wierd to see the word ‘OSX’ in an article by me…I recently bought a Mac for testing InaSAFE and fooling around with FOSSGIS software on OSX. Besides the 2 or three days it took to get it set up as a development machine for FOSSGIS stuff (as compared to a few hours – limited mainly by internet speed – on Linux) it hasnt been too bad an experience.
I used William Kyngesburye’s excellent packages for installing all the FOSSGIS dependencies (barring QGIS which of course I wanted to build myself). I’ve been trying to see if I can use OSX as a usable platform for doing GeoDjango work and ran into a few problems:
- GDAL python package needs compilation when used in a python virtualenv (which of course I use)
- William’s packages provide PostGIS 2.0 whereas GeoDjango really only works out of the box with 1.5 still
In this post I am outlining how I got GDAL to build in my venv. Note that I assume you have Williams frameworks and xcode / compilation toolchain in place.
source venv/bin/activate pip install --no-install GDAL cd venv/build/GDAL python setup.py build_ext \ --gdal-config=/usr/local/gdal/1.9/bin/gdal-config \ --library-dirs=/Library/Frameworks/GDAL.framework/Versions/1.9/unix/lib/ \ --include-dirs=/Library/Frameworks/GDAL.framework/Versions/1.9/Headers/
pip install --no-download GDAL
Now verify it is installed:
You should see GDAL listed. Another check:
>>> from osgeo import gdal >>> gdal.__version__
Confirm it is really using your module in your venv:
>>> gdal.__file__ '/Users/timlinux/dev/python/catalogue/venv/lib/python2.7/site-packages/osgeo/gdal.pyc'