[GRASS5] Re: Cygwin binaries

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Sat Aug 14 14:22:02 EDT 2004

Hello Paul,

On Fri, Aug 13, 2004 at 04:21:49PM +0100, Paul Kelly wrote:
> Hello Markus
> On Fri, 13 Aug 2004, Markus Neteler wrote:
> >>You could also put a link (e.g.
> >>just a hard link on the web server) to the xtcltk-8.3.4-CYGWIN.tar.gz file
> >>(this is currently in the 5.0 binaries directory), which is required for
> >>Tcltkgrass to work.
> >
> >Yes, the xtcltk-8.3.4-CYGWIN.tar.gz I have linked into the directory to
> >avoid that the users have to wander around the site.
> Thank you for doing this. The package with the man pages in it
> (xtcltk-8.3.4-CYGWIN-man.tar.gz) doesn't need to be there so I think you 
> could remove it to make it simpler; only xtcltk-8.3.4-CYGWIN.tar.gz is 
> needed.

Fine with me: only xtcltk-8.3.4-CYGWIN.tar.gz linked now.
> Also unless you think the WinGRASSinstall.rtf is very useful I would leave 
> it out as well, as some of the instructions don't apply to this 
> particular binary distribution (e.g. installing the GDAL dll) and could be 
> confusing.

I must admit that I didn't look at WinGRASSinstall.rtf.
Now removed.
> I think an up-to-date list of the non-default Cygwin packages that are 
> required to run GRASS would complete the README nicely. I will try and 
> compile it when I have some time. It is not that hard to get GRASS running 
> on Cygwin if you know what to do; the problem is there are so many 
> conflicting lists of instructions on the web and GRASS mailing lists, so I 
> think to keep this directory as simple with as few files and essential
> instructions as possible is best!

Once I receive updated docs, I can remove the outdated stuff.
In fact, currently the winGRASS docs are confusing.


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