[GRASS-dev] path name containing spaces - error on windows 7
Margherita Di Leo
dileomargherita at gmail.com
Wed Dec 21 07:17:35 EST 2011
On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 12:51 AM, Hamish <hamish_b at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Margherita wrote:
> > I'm reporting an error on behalf of a student.
> > She tried to install Wingrass 6.4RC2 on her
> > Windoze 7 machine and got the following error
> > when trying to launch the program: Path names
> > containing spaces are not supported. Problem is
> > that she has confirmed all the default paths
> > during installation, also for grass data set.
> > Several students did the same also on Win 7
> > without problems. So, what's wrong? Please help..
> you mean starting GRASS itself?
> the error message is because MSys doesn't like
> to be in C:\Program Files\ (it wants to be in e.g.
> C:\osgeo4w\) and comes from mswindows/osgeo4w/msys.bat
> but, GRASS-Packager.bat should have run:
> rem delete msys.bat from osgeo4w because there is an adaption (for spaces
> in installation path) written by GRASS-Installer.nsi
> del %PACKAGE_DIR%\msys\msys.bat
> does the same happen with the nightly build of
> 6.4svn wingrass? maybe it is an osgeo4w packaging
Hamish, thanks for answering. The problem is both in
from  and on daily WinGRASS-6.4.SVN-r49821-1-Setup.exe from . Problem
raises starting GRASS. Then, GRASS starts without the terminal.
Thanks for any hint,
Eng. Margherita Di Leo
Methods and Technologies for Environmental Monitoring
Department of Environmental Engineering and Physics (DIFA)
University of Basilicata
Campus Macchia Romana
85100 - Potenza
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