[GRASS-dev] winGRASS Self Installer Package

marco.pasetti at alice.it marco.pasetti at alice.it
Thu Mar 6 03:29:12 EST 2008

>First of all, I want to express my thanks on behalf of students here 
>who are using GRASS on Windows [...]
you're welcome... did you already read my new GRASS Windows Native Binary Building Guide?
http://www.webalice.it/marco.pasetti/grass/BuildFromSource.html <http://www.webalice.it/marco.pasetti/grass/BuildFromSource.html> 
I'm updating it with packaging instructions
when I'll have enough free time I'll put it into GRASS trac
>My suggestion is that you include SQLite but not PostgreSQL.[...]
Do you think that libsqlite3-0.dll is enough? in my (built) sqlite directory I have /bin with 1 dll and 1 exe, /include with only includes and /lib dir with static libs.
Since the whole sqlite directory is less then 4MB I guess we can include it completely.
While about pgsql I agree to include only libpq.dll.


Da: grass-dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org per conto di Michael Barton
Inviato: gio 06/03/2008 7.03
A: grass-dev at lists.osgeo.org
Oggetto: Re: [GRASS-dev] winGRASS Self Installer Package

On Mar 5, 2008, at 9:50 PM, grass-dev-request at lists.osgeo.org wrote:

> Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 21:58:56 +0100
> From: "Marco Pasetti" <marco.pasetti at alice.it>
> Subject: [GRASS-dev] winGRASS Self Installer Package
> To: "GRASS Developer Mailing List" <grass-dev at lists.osgeo.org>
> Message-ID: <001001c87f03$bc687190$0201a8c0 at notebookmarco>
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> Hi,
> I'm preparing a winGRASS self installer package, but I'm not sure 
> about what
> files include in the package from PostgreSQL and SQLite install;
> Since now I included only libpq.dll (for PostgreSQL) and 
> libsqlite3-0.dll
> (for SQLite); unfortunately I'm not able to use database 
> instructions in
> GRASS, so I cannot know if some files are required or not! While 
> SQLite is a
> very light utility (for all files), PostgreSQL requires lot of 
> space (quite
> 30 MB!!!) for a complete inclusion in a GRASS self contained package.
> Can someone help me, please?
> Marco


First of all, I want to express my thanks on behalf of students here 
who are using GRASS on Windows. It is wonderful that you are doing 
this. (aside: Thanks also to Moritz and Glynn for showing us the way 
to achieve a WinGRASS package and for helping on this one).

My suggestion is that you include SQLite but not PostgreSQL. This way 
users have access to a pretty full-featured SQL dbms if they want it, 
a simpler dbf table format if that is all they need, and don't have 
the overhead of PostgreSQL.


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