[GRASS-dev] WinGRASS r.cats missing

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Wed Mar 26 08:49:22 EDT 2008

Hamish wrote:

> > some days ago a user reported me that r.cats is missing in WinGRASS, at
> > it seemed very *strange* to me, because r.cats is not listed in
> > error.log... but it's actually missing! Right now I'm building RC6 and
> > I checked the *make instructions flow* to find out why... and I found
> > as follows:
> >  
> > ln -s -f r.category
> > /usr/local/src/grass-6.3.0RC6/dist.i686-pc-mingw32/bin/r.cats
> > ln: creating symbolic link
> > `/usr/local/src/grass-6.3.0RC6/dist.i686-pc-mingw32/bin/r.cats' to
> > `r.category': No such file or directory
> ...
> > what should I do?
> r.cats was renamed r.category -- just use the new name.
> For backwards compatibility a symbolic link to the old name is created,
> but I guess those don't work in MS Windows. If someone cares about that
> they'll have to figure out how to make Windows shortcuts instead of UNIX
> 'ln -s'.

IMHO, we should use a script instead; see d.text.freetype and
d.font.freetype for examples.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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