[GRASS5] Latest install steps for Grass on Cygwin needed.

Stephen Clark stephen.clark at focus.ca
Fri Sep 24 11:42:19 EDT 2004


I got Grass53 to run using the following :

6.2.2 XFree86 multiwindow mode

In cygwin, launch the XFree86 server at Cygwin Bash prompt with:

export DISPLAY=
XWin -multiwindow  -clipboard &
Now the X Server is listening and will open X related windows in individual
windows. Then start GRASS as usual:
d.mon x0
d.mon sel=x0

tcltkgrass &
nviz elevation.dem vect=roads &  ---> not working because I do not have this
This runs GRASS similar to a common MS-Windows application

I am using the "global" dataset for a tutorial and can not view the "eco"
raster dataset using the nviz command:

Running command: (I think)
nviz el=eco

results in the following error:

"The Dynamic link library cygXft-2.dll could not be found in hte specified

I am guessing there is something wrong with my cygwin installation.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Kelly" <paul-grass at stjohnspoint.co.uk>
To: "Stephen Clark" <stephen.clark at focus.ca>
Cc: <grass5 at grass.itc.it>
Sent: Friday, September 24, 2004 1:59 AM
Subject: Re: [GRASS5] Latest install steps for Grass on Cygwin needed.

> Hello there
> On Thu, 23 Sep 2004, Stephen Clark wrote:
> > I am working on installing Grass 5.3 under Cygwin and cannot get the X
> > windows installation to work.
> Are you using a recent version of Cygwin with the new X.org X server? If
> so make sure and install the XFree86 compatibility package (it is not done
> by default). What exactly is the problem?
> > I also have some older Grass versions that do not work correctly and I
> > like some help uninstalling these Grass Versions.
> rm -rf /usr/local/grass5
> rm /usr/local/bin/grass5
> check paths carefully but that should be all there is to it.
> > Could someone post some links to installing Grass 5.3 under Cygwin.
> Some notes here:
> http://www.geog.uni-hannover.de/grass/grass53/binary/mswindows_cygwin/
> and also item 1 here:
> has the list of Cygwin packages you need to install, which is important.
> Paul
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