Comments on GRASS-CD
Andreas.Holz at oi32.kwu.siemens.de
Thu Sep 7 08:00:00 EDT 1995
Dear GRASS-users and programmers,
in the following some informations for the users of
the CD "Grass 4.1.5 for Linux".
1) XGRASS destroyes /dev/tty if executed as root.
XGRASS, e.g. XGMAPCALC is deleting /dev/tty on exit. You
won't be able to open new xterms nor to login.
DON`T RUN XGRASS OR XGRASS PROGRAMS AS USER ROOT !!!!!!!!
If you are missing /dev/tty, please re-create it via
MAKEDEV general in /dev.
If You are not able to login anymore, You have to boot
from the installation boot-disk, to mount the harddisks
root-partition and to re-create /dev/tty (on harddisk)
manually. How to create /dev/tty You can see in
the MAKEDEV script in /dev/MAKEDEV.
2) I'm very sorry, there are missing soft links from the
grass4.1.5/etc directory on CD to the harddisk.
There is a directory /usr/local/grass4.1/etc_linked on
harddisk. There should be links from CD to this directory to
be able to edir the GIS.sh, XGIS.sh or to modify or add
digititer or printer drivers.
This is not possible in the current layout. Please link
each file in the CD's grass4.1.5/etc directory to
/usr/local/grass4.1/etc, excepting the files You want to modify,
which should reside on harddisk, or wait for a new
grassinstall or grassupdate script, which I'll release soon.
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