I am trying to install PDAL from github according to the following instructions:

Clone into a source directory: git clone https://github.com/PDAL/PDAL PDAL
Make a build directory: mkdir PDAL-build
Enter the build directory: cd PDAL-build
Run CMake to find dependencies: cmake ../PDAL
Or, see https://github.com/PDAL/PDAL/blob/master/cmake/examples/pramsey-config.sh
If dependencies are not found, manually set them: ccmake ../PDAL
Once CMake has found all dependencies, run the build: make all
And install the artifacts: make install

and I am kind of stuck. I don't really understand how the cmake prosses works. I have cmake and i do exactly what it says but I get a whole page of errors shown in the image. Anyone can help me or explain what I am doing wrong?

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  • The whole point of installing PDAL is to use pgpointcloud (github.com/pgpointcloud/pointcloud) – GeomP Sep 19 '15 at 7:35
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    The environment is not set for the C compiler as written in the error message. Which C compiler did you install? May be there is a bat file to set up the environment for it (setenv.bat or similar). – Zoltan Sep 20 '15 at 6:50
  • I don't think this is really specific to PDAL or GIS generally. Its a "how do I set up my development environment", which would apply to any cmake build. Probably the GUI will help you - see cmake.org/runningcmake – BradHards Sep 21 '15 at 11:26
  • pgpointcloud support is available in the OSGeo4W64 Windows build pdal.io/download.html#binaries – Howard Butler Sep 22 '15 at 14:36
  • I finally managed to do it but still I don't get all the drivers for pgpointcloud. I tried both methods for Windows. from OSGeo4W64 and from building from the source. But should I get all the drivers with the OSGeo4W64? Because using pdal --drivers I miss filters.cache etc – GeomP Sep 22 '15 at 20:08

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