Package Details: hdfview 3.3.1-1

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Package Base: hdfview
Description: A visual tool for browsing and editing HDF4 and HDF5 files.
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: eleftg
Maintainer: petronny (AutoUpdateBot)
Last Packager: AutoUpdateBot
Votes: 8
Popularity: 0.007636
First Submitted: 2017-10-17 18:54 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-09-26 05:44 (UTC)

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petronny commented on 2021-02-25 11:26 (UTC) (edited on 2021-02-25 11:31 (UTC) by petronny)

Missing makedepends inetutils.

And hdf4 is at least a makedepend. I think it should be a depend.

libraries ['opt/hdf4/lib/', 'opt/hdf4/lib/'] needed in files ['opt/hdfview/lib/app/mods/']


E: Dependency lcms2 detected and not included (libraries ['usr/lib/'] needed in files ['opt/hdfview/lib/runtime/lib/'])
E: Dependency libnet detected and not included (libraries ['usr/lib/'] needed in files ['opt/hdfview/lib/runtime/lib/'])
E: Dependency freetype2 detected and not included (libraries ['usr/lib/'] needed in files ['opt/hdfview/lib/runtime/lib/'])
E: Dependency giflib detected and not included (libraries ['usr/lib/'] needed in files ['opt/hdfview/lib/runtime/lib/'])

greyltc commented on 2020-12-13 18:15 (UTC)

Anyone know how to build 3.1.2? Seems they've changed the build system for this release but avoided updating any of the build docs.

greyltc commented on 2020-11-21 12:08 (UTC) (edited on 2021-01-11 15:39 (UTC) by greyltc)

tested working with sudo archlinux-java set java-15-openjdk

MartinDiehl commented on 2020-11-01 15:46 (UTC)

Update of this package is currently not possible due to upstream issues: The latest version of HDFview is not compatible with the current HDF5 release series (1.12.x)

MartinDiehl commented on 2020-05-04 14:22 (UTC) (edited on 2020-11-01 15:46 (UTC) by MartinDiehl)

HDFview currently works only with the outdated HDF5 version 1.10.x. For the moment, I recommend to use the hdfview-bin

chrisjbillington commented on 2020-05-04 13:58 (UTC)

You may use the PKGBUILD in hdfview-bin after putting the downloaded build in the same directory. The AUR page for the package has instructions.

MartinDiehl commented on 2020-05-04 13:56 (UTC) (edited on 2020-05-04 14:22 (UTC) by MartinDiehl)

HDFview currently works only with the outdated HDF5 version 3.10.x. For the moment, I recommend to download the binary version from

Since this requires a login, I can not provide a working PKGBUILD

chrisjbillington commented on 2019-10-28 14:33 (UTC) (edited on 2019-10-28 20:43 (UTC) by chrisjbillington)

Interesting, sure if you want to share a screenshot I'll look at it...what DE/WM are you on? I'm on gnome-shell and don't see the issue on X or Wayland, regardless of my GTK theme (which HDFview appears to respect). Also, does the problem occur with the hdfview-bin package?

eleftg commented on 2019-10-28 14:22 (UTC)

@chrisjbillington All dialogs are white. Clicking on any item of the menu bar (like Help >> About... for instance) yields a white dialog. The only non-white things are the fields. I will add a link with screenshots if you're interested.

It's still jdk11-openjdk. I've always only used LTS java versions to build this package.

chrisjbillington commented on 2019-10-28 14:13 (UTC)

@eleftg Which interface boxes are white for you? What java are you using? I'm not seeing any issues with jre11 which is the version the prebuilt HDFView comes with.

If HDFview only works with a particular java version, perhaps we should have it depend on that version and work out how to have it launch with the correct one without it having to be the default java environment.