[vtkusers] VTKData 6.1 Files Broken?

David E DeMarle dave.demarle at kitware.com
Sun Oct 5 09:20:00 EDT 2014


The files are there, but they are hard to find and interpret. Look inside
the .ExternalData/MD5 directory and you will see lots of files named by
their checksum.

If you want human readable format: download the 6.0 data tarballs (there
are few data changes in-between releases), or download the data from our
cache at http://midas3.kitware.com/midas/community/27


In release 6.1 we moved to CMake's ExternalData facility to keep the
regression test data perfectly synchronized with the source code. To use
the tarballs, download and untar the source code then _optionally_ download
and untar the data into your source tree. This way you don't need network
access to compile VTK. If you skip the data (and of course leave
BUILD_TESTING on), cmake downloads each data file in turn at build time.


In 6.1 we moved to using CMake's ExternalData feature to keep our
regression test data synchronized with the source code.

David E DeMarle
Kitware, Inc.
R&D Engineer
21 Corporate Drive
Clifton Park, NY 12065-8662
Phone: 518-881-4909

On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 9:17 PM, Chun-Ming (Jimmy) Chen <
chenchu at cse.ohio-state.edu> wrote:

> Hi,
> The VTK example data files v6.1.0 seem to be broken on
> http://www.vtk.org/VTK/resources/software.html
> The download links are:
> http://www.vtk.org/files/release/6.1/VTKData-6.1.0.zip
> http://www.vtk.org/files/release/6.1/VTKData-6.1.0.tar.gz
> These archived files are 90MB, but when you decompress them you only
> get an empty folder.  We have tried to decompress these files on Mac
> and Linux.
> We have seen this problem since this summer.  Maybe someone has
> reported this problem but it is still not solved for us.
> Thanks and regards,
> Chun-Ming
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