[GRASS5] current status
blazek at itc.it
Tue Jun 1 09:33:50 EDT 2004
> > Alternatively, is it likely that things will settle down, so that it
> > would be easier to wait a few weeks?
> Yes, I think that it is better to wait a while.
For now, you can maybe try Debian packages built by Steve Halasz:
On Monday 31 May 2004 18:04, Steve Halasz wrote:
> > > There are instructions here for building a grass 5.7 Debian package:
> > > http://mpa.itc.it/markus/grass57/debian/grass57deb/
> > Yes; I am meaning to build an unofficial GRASS 5.3.0 and 5.7.0 .deb for
> > distribution when things calm down a little at work next month.
> I have built the debs required to use qgis with grass for i386. They are
> available at:
> deb http://bullhorn.org/debian unstable main
> deb-src http://bullhorn.org/debian unstable main
> libgdal1 is built with Radim's initial patch to support grass 5.7
> rasters. Needs to be updated with the latest patch.
> grass-bin has some problems.
> - It does not run ldconfig on the grass libs.
> - The tcltkgrass interface won't start. It looks for it in the temporary
> packaging install dir and not where dpkg installs it.
> - Files aren't installed in locations required by Debian policy I'm
> pretty sure.
> - Requirement to be built in /usr/src probably won't work with build
> - Maybe the debian directory shouldn't be kept in the grass source dir
> in cvs. I think this might have unwanted side effects. See:
> - Not certain this won't cause problems if installed with the debian
> 5.0.3 grass package. May need to conflict with it or provide some kind
> of upgrade path.
> qgis-plugin-grass provides the actual grass plugin and depends on
> > It would be nice if a user installs this unofficial package or had a
> > locally compiled version of 5.7 then the QGIS package GRASS plugin would
> > magically start working, or if the QGIS package could contain it's own
> > version of libgrass (say taken from the 5.7.0 release).. This probably a
> > terrible idea, but I really don't know how it all fits together. Radim?
> If you run qgis from the grass57 prompt, the grass plugin should appear
> in the plugin manager. Once you load the plugin, things should work ok.
> Although grass raster support is still incomplete. Limitations in gdal
> and qgis prevent proper display of some rasters ATM.
> > > I'm currently trying to assess whether it's best to try to get that
> > > package included in Debian
> > .. this has been an ongoing question. The current version in Debian is
> > old and partially broken (NVIZ needs build-depends set to tcl/tk-8.3.
> > This not working is a major draw back. Debian bug #248105).
> > My thoughts on the matter:
> > http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gis.grass.devel/3338
> > see also this thread:
> > http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gis.grass.user/4269
> > As an update to that, a 5.3.0 release has recently be made, and a 5.7.0
> > release should be out in a couple of weeks.
> > see http://grass.ibiblio.org/announces/announce_grass530.html
> I'm for getting a 5.7 package into debian. It can take it's sweet time
> getting into stable. But I suspect a lot of grass/qgis users are using
> testing/unstable and would be glad to have it. I'm not so wise in the
> ways of grass, so if you want to package it, great! I would be happy to
> lend a hand if you like.
> > > or modify the plugin to work with 5.0.3.
> > I don't think this is possible or else worth it.
> Yes, Radim has verified this is not possible.
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