[GRASS-dev] location invalid if PERMANENT contains no WIND file ?

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Fri Dec 7 18:28:19 EST 2007

I understand, but thought that the section where this is checked in init.sh
was still broken with regard to crashing on startup with incorrect or empty
GISDBASE, LOCATION, or MAPSET. If that part is already fixed, we only need
to fix the particular item you ran into.


On 12/7/07 4:24 PM, "Hamish" <hamish_nospam at yahoo.com> wrote:

>> Michael Barton wrote:
>>> There is a larger issue that I think may still be unsolved (though
>>> Hamish's post makes me wonder now). In the past, if the .grassrc6 file
>>> pointed to an incorrect GISDBASE, LOCATION, or MAPSET value (i.e., one that
>>> did not exist), GRASS will automatically go into text mode and exit.
>>> IMHO, it should simply bring up the startup screen for selecting the proper
>>> GISDBASE, LOCATION, and MAPSET. But it never got to the GUI.
> Moritz Lennert wrote:
>> For me this is exactly what I get with CVS head: an error message and
>> when I click on ok I can chose the correct GISDBASE.
> I was referring to starting GRASS directly from the command line with the path
> to the mapset, not from the GUI.
> Hamish
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