[R-sig-Geo] rgdal 1.0-7

Roger Bivand Roger.Bivand at nhh.no
Wed Sep 9 09:02:05 CEST 2015

On Wed, 9 Sep 2015, Thiago V. dos Santos wrote:

> Hi Roger,
> Thanks for the updated rgdal and for all the information. After 
> upgrading rgdal earlier today I got the warning message for nearly all 
> raster/sp/rgdal operations in R.
> On a Mac running Yosemite, this is the path I had to copy the 
> proj_def.dat file to (or where I had to create a new file based on the 
> link you've provided):
> /opt/local/share/proj/
> This path assumes that PROJ was installed from MacPorts on its default 
> directory.

Thanks very much for reporting back, and for indicating a resolution for 
others in the same situation. I believe that those running the CRAN OSX 
rgdal binary are protected because it ships with the metadata files.

A release candidate for PROJ 4.9.2 was issues yesterday evening, and will 
provide a solution to the problem, but because other issues also need 
addressing, it may be a little while before it is out, and propagates to 
MacPorts, etc.


> Regards,
> Thiago.
> On Monday, September 7, 2015 6:07 AM, Roger Bivand <Roger.Bivand at nhh.no> wrote:
> A new version of rgdal has been accepted on CRAN. Users of CRAN binary
> packages for Windows and OSX should not see any changes.
> Other users of rgdal built against unpatched PROJ 4.9.1 will now see
> (possibly many):
> "NOTE: rgdal::checkCRSArgs: no proj_defs.dat in PROJ.4 shared files"
> messages (also when rgdal is loaded silently by sp). This relates to the
> release of PROJ 4.9.1 (an external dependency of rgdal), which by mistake
> missed the proj_def.dat file of defaults, see this thread for a
> discussion:
> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-sig-geo/2015-May/022849.html
> The original fix to rgdal turned out (recently) not to be sufficient, so
> please be aware that the use of +init= and +datum= on affected systems may
> have erroneously injected the wrong +ellps= value. This release of rgdal
> addresses these specific problems, but only a fresh release of PROJ will
> resolve it.
> Debian users may find it useful that a 4.9.1-3 version of proj-data now
> has the errant file (on sid):
> https://packages.debian.org/sid/all/proj-data/filelist
> (thanks to Sebastiaan Couwenberg reacting very rapidly to my reminder
> posted yesterday on the proj list).
> If you update rgdal with an unpatched PROJ, you should see these messages
> if you do anything with CRS objects. This will go away when a new PROJ
> release appears, or until you add the missing file:
> https://github.com/OSGeo/proj.4/blob/master/nad/proj_def.dat
> to your PROJ_LIB location.
> Roger

Roger Bivand
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