[GRASS-dev] Instructions for devel versions added to CompileOnWindows

Colin Nielsen colin.nielsen at gmail.com
Sun Mar 29 12:45:31 EDT 2009

The grass64 (non-bat) startup from within msys uses Init.sh rather
than Init.bat. I think the equivalent in init.sh is line 299:

Perhaps this is a PATH problem, since wish.exe is in /osgeo4w/bin
which should be in PATH. I can't be sure, since grass starts fine for
me without the wish error.


On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 11:59 AM, Markus Neteler <neteler at osgeo.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 5:09 PM, Colin Nielsen <colin.nielsen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Milton:
>>> By the way, I remember that almost on my case I needed to incluide
>>> to extra steps before start GRASS
>>> GRASS_WISH=/c/OSGeo4W/bin/wish.exe
>>> export GRASS_WISH
>>> cd /c/OSGeo4W/apps/grass/bin
>>> grass6
>> Is this a problem specific to xp/vista 64-bit? Can you give us more
>> details on the error messages you receive?
> See
> http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/ticket/71
>> I believe the setting of
>> GRASS_WISH should be handled by etc/Init.sh. So if this isn't working
>> on x64 this should be fixed.
> In etc/init.bat I see
> if "%GRASS_WISH%"=="" set GRASS_WISH=wish.exe
> Apparently wish.exe is not in the path in OSGeo4W and hence
> the full path needs to be specified. But this seems to be OSGeo4W
> specific.
> Markus

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