[GRASS-dev] Re: [GRASS GIS] #1068: unnecessary error information at GRASS startup

GRASS GIS trac at osgeo.org
Sat May 15 06:59:03 EDT 2010

#1068: unnecessary error information at GRASS startup
  Reporter:  msieczka  |       Owner:  grass-dev at lists.osgeo.org
      Type:  defect    |      Status:  new                      
  Priority:  minor     |   Milestone:  6.4.0                    
 Component:  default   |     Version:  svn-releasebranch64      
Resolution:            |    Keywords:                           
  Platform:  All       |         Cpu:  All                      
Changes (by msieczka):

  * component:  wxGUI => default


 > Why? It's kind of error...

 I don't think so.

 1. Remove or rename a location using the button at wxGUI startup.

 2. Quit.

 3. Start GRASS back - and it goes:

 Starting GRASS ...
 BŁĄD:MAPSET ula nie został znaleziony
 ERROR: Location <newLocation> not found
 ERROR: Mapset <ula> not found

 or e.g.:

 access: No such file or directory
 ERROR: LOCATION << /home/grassdata/newLocation2 >> not available

 It is not an error for the location or mapset to be no longer available
 under the last path GRASS remembered. IMO startup procedure should handle
 this normally. If it can't - OK, too bad. Though I still would say this is

 >> This is scarry.

 > Really? ;-)

 No, actually it's "scary" :).

 Seriously, I really mean the user might be at least surprised with GRASS
 telling him it is an error that the location/mapset does not longer exist,
 while he removed/changed it's name using a regular GRASS tool.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/1068#comment:2>
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