[GRASS5] Re: grass 5.7 windows?

Glynn Clements glynn.clements at virgin.net
Wed Mar 31 08:24:57 EST 2004

Markus Neteler wrote:

> I got GRASS 5.7 sort of working under Cygwin
> (see my new install docs at:
>  http://grass.itc.it/grass51/binary/mswindows_cygwin/
>  -> cygwin_grass.html 
> )
> but found a small problem. While d.mon is able to handle
> the XDRIVER.exe file (note the .exe extension under Cygwin),
> the DBMI tools are unable to handle the DBF driver (named dbf.exe
> in $GISBASE/driver/db/dbf.exe ). When I rename the file to
> 'dbf' only it works fine.
> Any ideas what to change to allow for 'dbf.exe' as well?

AFAICT, the problem is in the "dbmscap" code (in
lib/db/dbmi_base/dbmscap.c), which scans the $GISBASE/driver/db
directory to generate the list of drivers. If the driver executable is
called "dbf.exe", then the driver name (for DB_DRIVER, driver= etc)
will be "dbf.exe", not "dbf".

Glynn Clements <glynn.clements at virgin.net>

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