Package Details: gmt-coast 2.3.7-1

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Package Base: gmt-coast
Description: The full resolution coastline dataset for the Generic Mapping Tools.
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Licenses: LGPL
Submitter: None
Maintainer: graziano
Last Packager: graziano
Votes: 16
Popularity: 0.093632
First Submitted: 2007-11-16 20:01
Last Updated: 2017-07-20 13:11

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morealaz commented on 2021-04-28 13:39

@graziano: please update download url to github:

bidulock commented on 2017-07-26 16:16

Won't build in a clean chroot: remove change reference to $startdir/src in package() to "${srcdir}" to correct.

halcyon commented on 2014-03-20 16:07

That seems to be it. I removed everything and built

1) gmt-coast
2) gmt

in that order, everything works as expected. It seems odd to make gmt-coast a hard dependency for gmt, but it would fix this problem for new installations.

Thanks for your help, my plots look much nicer with coastlines!

graziano commented on 2014-03-20 09:28

Ok, as it works for me, I assume that a possible reason is that we have to revert the dependency of gmt-coast and gmt. If I remove the gmt-coast and then rebuild gmt I have your same problem.
Need to find a fix in gmt. Let me think about this.

halcyon commented on 2014-03-19 13:04

Thanks for providing these packages!

I have gmt-coast (2.3.0-1) and gmt (5.1.1-1) from the AUR installed, both up-to-date. Coastlines are not found as illustrated by executing the following command from the pscoast documentation:

$ gmt pscoast -R-30/-10/60/65 -Jm1c -B5 -Gp100/28 >
pscoast: GSHHG version 2.2.0 or newer is needed to use coastlines with GMT.
Get and install GSHHG from
pscoast: low resolution shoreline data base not installed
pscoast: No databases available - aborts

Maybe relevant info:
$ gmt pscoast --show-datadir

$ ls /usr/share/gmt/coast/

Similar results for all other shoreline types:
$ gmt pscoast -D[f|h|i|l|c] -R-30/-10/60/65 -Jm1c -B5 -Gp100/28 >
...pscoast: full resolution shoreline data base not installed
...pscoast: high resolution shoreline data base not installed
...pscoast: intermediate resolution shoreline data base not installed
...pscoast: low resolution shoreline data base not installed
...pscoast: crude resolution shoreline data base not installed

Any ideas as to what could be going wrong? Help would be much appreciated!

Strawpants commented on 2014-02-01 22:10

The link is now dead
The PKGBUILD should now be saying:
(note that 'gmt' changed to 'gshhg'

fluxness commented on 2010-11-18 11:10

To have full and high coasts use following PKGBUILD: