[ubuntu-motu] libsbigudrv2-dev and xnightview

Jasem Mutlaq mutlaqja at ikarustech.com
Wed Jan 19 19:14:48 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 6:56 PM, Jonathan Riddell <jriddell at ubuntu.com>wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 09:36:27PM -0000, ekundra at ta3.sk wrote:
> >  I had some problem to configure and install xnightview (
> http://freshmeat.net/projects/nightview) on my Ubuntu 10.04.
> > I found out that there is difference between libsbigudrv2 and 2-dev in
> the repositories and libsbig from sbig whitch
> > is included (for example) in the xmccd (
> http://www.sbig.com/sbwhtmls/softpage.htm). The difference is "sbigudrv.h"
> > (see the attached file). I don't know why was the sbigudrv.h file omitted
> but it is still used by others developers
> > (at least xmccd, xnightview).
> >  Maybe I should add some others repositories in to my system, or ... ?
> We don't have the source code to libsbigudrv 2, only a binary package with
> the .so file.  The indi package produces libsbugudev0 but presumably
> that's not what you want.  CCing Jasem Mutlaq who is somehow related
> to upstream, maybe he knows where the libsbigudrv 2 source is.

The source code for SBIG Library is owned by Santa Barbra Instruments Group,
and unfortunately, it's closed source. We tried to talk to SBIG to release
an open source version, but it's been a few years and no luck, we are stuck
with the binary library, but at least it works great and without any major

Best Regards,
Jasem Mutlaq
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