[GRASS-dev] Re: [GRASS GIS] #1428: WinGRASS 6.4.1 fails to start after installation

GRASS GIS trac at osgeo.org
Sat Jan 28 01:25:20 EST 2012

#1428: WinGRASS 6.4.1 fails to start after installation
 Reporter:  dhastings     |       Owner:  grass-dev@…              
     Type:  defect        |      Status:  new                      
 Priority:  critical      |   Milestone:  6.4.2                    
Component:  Installation  |     Version:  6.4.1                    
 Keywords:  wingrass      |    Platform:  MSWindows 7              
      Cpu:  x86-64        |  

Comment(by majgis):

 I had this issue on Windows 7 64bit

 This page has an excellent explanation:

 Based on that information, I installed the three packages associated with
 .NET Framework 1.1:
 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/aa569264 (install from bottom

 Grass 6.4.1 immediately started without the issue, no restart required.

 I'm guessing a Python version earlier than 2.6 is being used.  If you
 upgrade the version of Python you are using, you might change the
 dependency to a newer dll which is more likely to already be included on a
 newer machine...but then XP users might require a newer service pack.

 It is unfortunate you can't distribute the dll.  A random thought...if you
 accept the license agreement for visual C++ express, which is free, would
 you be able to distribute it?  I'm assuming you need a licensed copy of
 Visual Studio (or free express version!) to redistribute.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/1428#comment:3>
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