[GRASS5] [bug #1562] (grass) cygwin winGRASS installation error

Paul Kelly paul-grass at stjohnspoint.co.uk
Sun Feb 2 15:35:24 EST 2003

On Sun, 2 Feb 2003, Request Tracker wrote:

> this bug's URL: http://intevation.de/rt/webrt?serial_num=1562
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> Subject: cygwin winGRASS installation error
> Platform: WindowsNT/2000/XP
> grass obtained from: Trento Italy site
> grass binary for platform: Downloaded precompiled Binaries
> GRASS Version: grass5_0_0pre3
> I am trying to install GRASS 5.0 on cygwin according to the instructions at: http://grass.itc.it/grass5/binary/windows_cygnus/cygwin_grass50bininstall.html However, I get this error message:
> Owner at HEWLETT-75HK4KA /usr/tmp
> $ ./grass5_i686-pc-cygwin_install.sh grass5_0_0pre3_i686-pc-cygwin_bin_tar.gz
> GRASS GIS 5 binary package installation tool
> ERROR: You need the GRASS binary package in .tar.gz compression
> or .tar.bz2.

This looks like the web browser has converted all the full stops in the
filename except the last one to underscores. The install script checks the
file name to see if it contains '.tar.gz', but it has '_tar.gz', so it

You can rename the file so it ends in .tar.gz to get around this, but I
commited a fix to CVS (to the install script) that should avoid the problem
in the future (well whenever someone compiles new Cygwin binaries). It
just looks now for 'tar.gz' instead.


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