5.0beta8 bin directory read/write permissions?
bernhard at intevation.de
Fri Sep 22 12:34:11 EDT 2000
On Fri, Sep 22, 2000 at 08:32:19AM -0700, David Finlayson wrote:
> I have a binary install of 5.0beta8 installed to
> /usr/local/grass-5.0b on a Debian potato linux box.
> This directory is not writable (except by root). I
> just tried to run r.watershed and it failed with the
> following message:
> SECTION 1 beginning: Initiating Variables. 6 sections
> segments in row: 622
> segments in columns: 277
> total segments: 172294
> open segments: 213
> WARNING: No such file or directory
> WARNING: seg_open(): could not write segment file
> ERROR: <</usr/local/grass-5.0b/etc/water/seg
> el="elv at elwha" t=1000000
> ba="basins" ac="flowacc" se="streams"
> ha="halfbasin" di="flowdisp"
> S="steepness" r=0 ms=150>> command line failed
> It appears that it tried to write into /usr . Do I
> need to move the grass binaries to a directory where
> it can write to itself?
No usually they are working in the database directory.
(I assume that you have started grass correctly with the main
> g.manual also fails due to a permission problem. Is
> this related?
I don't think so.
Try to set the PAGER variable to something useful and try g.manual
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