I have GeoServer on Ubuntu 14 as part of a Geonode 2.6 install. I am having trouble installing the GDAL extensions. The version of GeoServer says 2.9-SNAPSHOT.

I have tried to install the GDAL extensions following the instructions here - http://docs.geoserver.org/2.9.3/user/data/raster/gdal.html

I used the GeoServer 2.9.4 GDAL extensions. After restarting GeoServer, the additional coverage formats aren't available.

gdalinfo --version returns the correct version, and gdalinfo --formats returns the list of supported formats.

I can't find anything obvious in the log file, there is a reference to - ArcSDE Java API seems to not be on your classpath. Please verify that all needed jars are. ArcSDE data stores will not be available.

and then

2017-06-27 03:31:35,393 DEBUG [gdal.envihdr] - EnviHdrFormatFactory is not availaible. 2017-06-27 03:31:35,393 DEBUG [gdal.jp2mrisd] - JP2MrSIDFormatFactory is not availaible. 2017-06-27 03:31:35,393 DEBUG [gdal.jp2ecw] - JP2ECWFormatFactory is not availaible. 2017-06-27 03:31:35,393 DEBUG [gdal.mrsid] - MrSIDFormatFactory is not availaible. ...........etc

I have updated the \etc\environment file to include the path, still nothing.

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    Versions have to match. So you need extensions from a 2.9-SNAPSHOT (ideally the same 2.9-SNAPSHOT). 2.9.4 is not close enough.
    – BradHards
    Commented Jun 27, 2017 at 4:50
  • and it should be the snapshot from the day you downloaded the server war
    – Ian Turton
    Commented Jun 27, 2017 at 8:09

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Maybe you can download gdal-plugin from bondlessgeo site. Also you can learn how to install it form here

Have a nice day.

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