[GRASS-dev] Re: [GRASS-trac] #7: Location wizard: should predefine DB connection for new location

GRASS-trac trac at osgeo.org
Mon Dec 31 18:36:31 EST 2007

#7: Location wizard: should predefine DB connection for new location
  Reporter:  neteler  |       Owner:  grass-dev at lists.osgeo.org
      Type:  defect   |      Status:  new                      
  Priority:  major    |   Milestone:  6.4.0                    
 Component:  Python   |     Version:  svn-trunk                
Resolution:           |    Keywords:                           
Comment (by hamish):

 As mentioned before, I do not think that the VAR file should be a part of
 the default MAPSET folder specification.

 see  http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gis.grass.devel/22676

 e.g. for users who mainly work with rasters this is unneeded filesystem

 C modules which require a DB to be set should be exiting with an error if
 none is found (suggesting to run db.connect). Scripts like v.db.add* can
 run that automatically if needed. Any other module bugs can be fixed,
 exiting with an error is not much work if that doesn't happen already,
 just check a return code.

 Since I commented out the auto-set to DBF in 6.3cvs's init.sh 3 months ago
 there have been no complaints about the change. This is not done in 6.2
 either, no complaints there.


Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/7#comment:4>
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