[GRASS-dev] No longer able to open a mapset by symbolic link

Joel Pitt joel.pitt at gmail.com
Mon Apr 2 23:48:09 EDT 2007

Hi all,

I just retrieved the latest weekly CVS snapshot for GRASS and found
I'm no longer able to access mapsets that are referred to by symbolic
links in linux.

Is this intended behaviour (possibly related to the windows port)? Or a bug?

Strangely the symbolic link is displayed as being an available mapset,
but when trying to change to that mapset the mapset is said to not

GRASS 6.3.cvs (nzmg):~/gis_databases/nzmg > g.mapsets mapset=test2
ERROR: [test2] - no such mapset

Available mapsets:

PERMANENT    gypsy_moth   lhumile      lhumile.old  test         test2
test2 is a copy of test, but in ~/:
GRASS 6.3.cvs (nzmg):~/gis_databases/nzmg > ls
lhumile -> /media/simulations/gis_databases/nzmg/lhumile
test2 -> /home/joel/test2/
Permission of all the files/directories look fine.

I'll submit a bug request, but wasn't sure whether this behaviour has
been discussed and decided as intended. I hope not, because I use it
to separate out simulation results (huge and stored on an external
server/HDD) and input data for the simulations (stored locally).


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will never grow." -C.R. Lawton

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