Bug#646446: gpsdrive: FTBFS: mapnik.cpp:33:15: error: 'mapnik::Image32' has not,

Hamish hamish_b at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 2 04:37:38 UTC 2011

Hi there,

I'm both an upstream for GpsDrive and part of the DebianGIS team.

Yeah, we already discovered this.

Mapnik support is not required for the successful use of the program,
but you do lose out on being able to load OpenStreetMap data into a
Postgres/PostGIS database and render background maps on the fly.
Instead you have to rely on static maps, which was the traditional way
for years.

So there is no problem to remove Mapnik as a build-depends for now,
we can re-enable that once we've updated to the new mapnik API.

by the way, updated 2.11 packages for GpsDrive are available from
www.gpsdrive.de for debian releases, and
 http://download.osgeo.org/livedvd/data/gpsdrive/ for Ubuntu releases.
If anyone wants a copy built for Squeeze with full Mapnik+PostGIS OSM
support just send me an email.
Try it out in a VM or Live-DVD at http://live.osgeo.org

I know what to do, mainly I just have to find the time to work on the
package. (and get onto the great world coastline package combining task)

Is it likely that the GTK2+ libraries will go away with the advent of
gnome3? ISTR someone was working on a rename of them so they could be
kept around. I do not have much desire to rewrite an entire (working)


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