[vtkusers] mac os x VTKData configuration

Yves Starreveld ystarrev at uwo.ca
Thu Dec 2 16:08:55 EST 2004

You should be setting VTK_DATA_ROOT not VTK_ROOT_DATA (nor 
VKT_ROOT_DATA, for that matter...)
On 2-Dec-04, at 4:05 PM, Marius S Giurgi wrote:

> I'm sure others came across this issue. I read through the archive but 
> without getting any useful information, unfortunately.
> The issue is: after installing VTK on mac os x (panther), the tests 
> don't find the VTKData folder.
> Here are the steps I followed:
> I downloaded the VTK4.4 and placed it in /Developer/VTK
> I downloaded the VTK data file and placed it in /Developer/VTKData 
> (the readme is in this directory)
> I created a /Developer/VTKBuild, where I want my build to be placed 
> (and cd to that directory)
> I configured the compilation (ccmake ../VTK) and make VKT_ROOT_DATA 
> point to the /Developer/VTKData
> .. and compile VTK
> ...after compilation I run the tests in the  /Developer/VTKBuild/bin
> Most of the time I get the errors regarding the VTKData folder not 
> being found.
> For example, for ./HybridCxxTests 3 I get errors such as:
> ERROR: In /Developer/VTK/IO/vtkImageReader2.cxx, line 529
> vtkPushImageReader (0x220e2b0): Initialize: Could not open file 
> ../../../../VTKData/Data/headsq/quarter.47
> Apparently is looking into the wrong path, so I assume the path is not 
> being expanded correctly, or the environment variable is not read at 
> all. Yes, I did manually set the environment variable 
> VTK_ROOT_DATA="/Developer/VTKData", in case this was important (I 
> added this line to my  .bash_profile and source it). The env command 
> reflects this change, so the variable is set properly.
> I fear that even with the vtk applications I'm going implement I will 
> get the same kind of error, so I'd really like to clarify this now 
> before I start any coding of my own.
> Any ideas how to fix this and have the tests find the right path to 
> the VTKData?
> thanks,
> marius
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