Installation

modified 21 October 2020 by Paweł Netzel

To install plMapcalc, a user has to run setup program or install ready to use package. These binaries can be downloaded from program’s download web page.

Windows

plMapcalc was tested under Windows 7 and Windows 10. The application is packaged in one setup program. The setup will install plMapcalc. Additionally, a user can select two extra packages: GDAL (usually this package is necessary) and Visual C runtime libraries.

The user can also select a destination folder, where the program will be installed.

After successful installation, the new position will be created in Windows start menu.

The main program to run plMapcalc is plMapcalc console. This shortcut will open new windows console with plMapcalc environment ready to work.

In this CMD session the user can also call all GDAL utilities.

Linux

plMapcalc is available in a binary form as RPM package. The package is for Fedora Core 30 of higher.

It contains plMapcalc binary, necessary libraries, and headers. The package can be installed using dnf package manager. dnf will install all dependences, in particular – GDAL.

The command to install Mapcalc package:

                         dnf install plmapcalc-1.2-FC30.x86_64.rpm
                    

Alternatively, it is possible to build plMapcalc from sources. If system contains GDAL and TCC, the user can compile the application by invoking

                         make
                    

and install it by

                         make install
                    

plMapcalc will be installed in /usr/bin directory. It will look for tcc library, its components, and headers in /usr/lib and /usr/lib/tcc.