[GRASS-dev] Re: [GRASS-windows] New grass-windows Problem

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Thu Sep 24 01:11:28 EDT 2009

On Sep 23, 2009, at 9:49 PM, grass-dev-request at lists.osgeo.org wrote:

> Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 23:07:43 +0200
> From: Markus Neteler <neteler at osgeo.org>
> Subject: [GRASS-dev] Re: [GRASS-windows] New grass-windows Problem
> To: kapo coulibaly <kmcoulib at gmail.com>
> Cc: GRASS developers list <grass-dev at lists.osgeo.org>,
>        grass-windows at lists.osgeo.org
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>        <86782b610909231407n1fa97a92t28c820bdaf000a29 at mail.gmail.com>
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> On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 8:10 PM, kapo coulibaly <kmcoulib at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> I'm getting the following error trying to generate vector contours  
>> from a
>> raster using the brand new GRASS (Sept 21 2009)
>> r.contour --overwrite input=out output=out minlevel=0 maxlevel=140  
>> step=5
>> Invalid argument: can't _spawnl
>> Unable to start driver <dbf>
>> Unable open database <D:\Kapo\GISdata/scratch/General/dbf/> by  
>> driver <dbf>
>> Unable to find table <out> linked to vector map <out>
> This "Invalid argument: can't _spawnl" has been reported also in
> http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/629#comment:18
> but I don't know if it is related.
> Markus

I don't know either but r.contour didn't work with Vista a couple  
years back either. I thought that all Vista problems were solved. But  
maybe not. Or maybe there are new ones.


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