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

GRASS GIS trac at osgeo.org
Sat Jan 28 16:28:03 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):

 >fwiw,  http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/ms171868.aspx "The .NET
 Framework 4 is highly compatible with applications that are built with
 earlier .NET Framework versions, except for some changes that were made to
 improve security, standards compliance, correctness, reliability, and
 From what I remember, .net 1.x and 2.x-beyond was a fundamental shift, but
 I'm shooting from the hip here. Also, these dlls are not part of the .Net
 framework, so it makes sense that microsoft would make a change to provide
 them as part of a separate redistributable package, another guess.

 >even if a test program caught the error, sometimes it is not very
 specific about the cause (e.g. when it quits with just [Error 14001]) and
 you just have to "know" that installing the extra dlls fixes it. Since
 osgeo4w is a moving target, if we hard-code in the missing dll and its
 download URL we could always be one step behind.. (shrug)
 There should never be an error.  We now know what redistributable package
 is required, during installation you can peek at the registry, if it isn't
 there, you provide messages or option to download.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/1428#comment:10>
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