R: R: [GRASS-dev] WinGRASS-6.3.0RC5 Self Installer
glynn at gclements.plus.com
Wed Mar 12 15:33:46 EDT 2008
Marco Pasetti wrote:
> In the pure MS style, installer includes all: tcl/tk, sqlite, postgresql
> (the last only dll) built from source, and prebuilt msys from sourceforge
Please note that, if you provide binaries which are covered by the
GPL, you must provide the corresponding source code for download *from
the same place*. It isn't sufficient to point to the source on a
Alternatively, you can provide a written offer to supply the source
code upon request, but that means that you have to keep those exact
versions of the source code handy for the next 3 years (the website
where you obtained it may cease to provide it when a new version is
> Moreover, the installer procedure forces the user to install GRASS in a path
> without spaces, to let it wotk properly,
What's the problem with spaces? If any part of GRASS can't handle
spaces in filenames, that's a bug which should be fixed.
Also, some users may not be able to satisfy that requirement. The
normal location for installing software often has spaces in the
pathname (e.g. "C:\Program Files" on English language versions of
Windows), as does the user's data directory (e.g.
"C:\Documents and Setttings\<username>").
All users can create files in their data directory, while the "Program
Files" directory is normally writable by members of the "Power Users"
group. OTOH, creating a new directory outside of those two locations
may not be possible if the user isn't in the Administrators group.
Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>
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