If you are lucky to run one of the following operating systems, you can install fimex from a package repository, please check the download page.
Fimex requires at least the following libraries to be installed for compilation:
To configure the different file formats or features it requires:
See README.md for build instructions.
The following optimizations have been tried with gcc 4.4 and kd-tree interpolation.
Fimex can be build with OpenMP parallelization support with the configure option –enable-openmp. The following operations are parallelized:
make test(it will work even without the testdata and skip a lot of tests)
udunits1 does not differ between a date and a timespan, e.g.
$ ./udunits You have: hours You want: hours since 2010-01-01 00:00:00 <hours since 2010-01-01 00:00:00> = <hours>*1 - 78888 <hours since 2010-01-01 00:00:00> = <hours>/1 - 78888
Therefore, data with two time-axis, e.g. in ForecastModelRuntimeConvention cannot get read proberly. This results in a test-failure:
unknown location:0: fatal error in "test_cs_slicebuilder_reftime": unknown type testCoordinateSystemSliceBuilder.cc:69: last checkpoint *** 1 failure detected in test suite "Master Test Suite" FAIL: testCoordinateSystemSliceBuilder
If you don't intend to use FMRC, you can ignore this error, otherwise, you should upgrade to udunits2.
If both udunits1 and udunits2 are available on the machine, fimex might prefer udunits1 unless explicitly disabled. To explicitly disable udunits1, use:
./configure --without-udunits --with-udunits2 ...
Under MacOS X strings may come in different flavour for gcc, either static or fully dynamic. Libraries compiled with one type of strings don't work well with programs/libraries compiled with the other type. This might result in an segmentation fault when running
fimex with the message:
pointer being freed not allocated
boost::program_options is affected by this and must be compiled with the same compiler as fimex is compiled, e.g.
using darwin : : g++-mp-4.6 ;in
./bootstrap.sh --prefix=/usr/local ./b2 install
For more information, see http://lists.boost.org/boost-users/2010/06/59548.php
The boost libraries (1.44) are not compatible with the AIX XL/C++ compiler V10 and we had to compile boost and fimex with gcc to get it working under AIX. This might have been improved with newer versions of the AIX compiler, but hasn't been tested: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27018656