[GRASS-dev] Wingrass and TclTk

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Wed Oct 31 08:38:26 EDT 2007

Moritz Lennert wrote:

> - More importantly: below setup seems to assume that GRASS is installed 
> within the msys directory structure (e.g. set GRASS_SH=%CD%\bin\sh.exe). 
> I honestly don't know what is easier for other users: tweak a few 
> environmental variables in their grass63.bat (and this only if they want 
> to have access to a msys shell - otherwise it should "out of the box") 
> or mix the grass files into the msys tree...or moving around msys bins 
> and libs to fit into the grass tree.
> The same holds true for the inclusion of R: I don't think that we should 
> oblige all users to organise their files in the way you do. They should 
> have more flexibility.
> So, I still believe that:
> rem Path to the shell command
> rem set GRASS_SH=c:\msys\1.0\bin\sh.exe
> is a better solution (since allowing the user to install what they want 
> where they want) than

Agreed. The above is the only location where a Bourne shell is likely
to be found. If it's anywhere else, the user will have to set it

The relative path will only work if grass63.bat is installed in
c:\msys\1.0, so there's no benefit to using it.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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