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

GRASS GIS trac at osgeo.org
Sat Jan 28 22:07:11 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 hamish):

 Replying to [comment:11 jef]:
 > Do you include (and install) the osgo4w msvcrt package?
 > It contains the runtime libraries for VC 6.0, 7.0/2002, 7.1/2003 and the
 > installers for the DLLs and assemblies for 8/2005, 9/2008 and 10.0/2010.

 No GPL software can bundle that, but it is another good option to point
 users to so that they can install it on their own.

 However, as a special exception, the source code distributed need
 not include anything that is normally distributed (in either source
 or binary form) with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so
 on) of the operating system on which the executable runs, unless
 that component itself accompanies the executable.

 GNU GPL faq:
 the GPL says that libraries can only qualify as System Libraries as
 long as they're not distributed with the program itself. If you
 distribute the DLLs with the program, they won't be eligible for
 this exception anymore; then the only way to comply with the GPL
 would be to provide their source code, which you are unable to do.

 Replying to [comment:10 majgis]:
 > We now know what redistributable package is required,

 msvcr90.dll since the move to python 2.7? (has that happened yet?)

 > during installation you can peek at the registry, if it isn't there,
 > you provide messages or option to download.

 sounds reasonable.


Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/1428#comment:12>
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