[GRASS5] quickstart guide for newbies

Buchan Milne bgmilne at cae.co.za
Wed Feb 12 06:37:46 EST 2003

Moritz Lennert wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm working on the GRASS tutorial
> (http://tutorial.grass.it-zone.org/index.html) and I just finished a first
> draft of a chapter for newbies telling them how to get GRASS going very
> quickly (and maybe a bit roughly ;-)). Could some of you skim through what
> I wrote at http://tutorial.grass.it-zone.org/tenminutes.html, just to
> chack that I didn't lead them to far astray. This chapter is a response to
> the thread on this list concerning the steep entry learning curve of
> newcomers: http://grass.itc.it/pipermail/grass5/2002-May/002923.html.

You may want to note in the "Download and Install" section that Mandrake
9.0 and later include grass in the contribs. Installation can be
accomplished from the Software Installer in the Mandrake Control Center,
or by running as root 'urpmi grass'


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