[GRASS-dev] [GRASS GIS] #1891: wingrass: background dosbox from regular wxgui startup

GRASS GIS trac at osgeo.org
Sat May 4 23:54:42 PDT 2013

#1891: wingrass: background dosbox from regular wxgui startup
 Reporter:  hamish    |       Owner:  grass-dev@…              
     Type:  defect    |      Status:  new                      
 Priority:  blocker   |   Milestone:  6.4.3                    
Component:  Default   |     Version:  svn-releasebranch64      
 Keywords:  wingrass  |    Platform:  MSWindows 7              
      Cpu:  x86-64    |  

Comment(by neteler):

 Replying to [comment:38 hamish]:
 > Replying to [comment:35 neteler]:
 > > The current nightly winGRASS 6.4.3svn no longer starts:

 I am using wingrass standalone on Windows8 (as before).

 >  - ''did you select the box for installing "Important Microsoft runtime

 No since I had done this already the last time.

 > (again, if not selected I suspect we need an extra warning installer
 page with [<Back<]  [>Forward>] buttons to give the user a second
 opportunity to select it)

 I don't think so:
 I guess I should select it only once (here, done 2 weeks ago, see ticket),
 the machine should be ok? Otherwise we should always force to install it
 *this* is the problem (cannot test right now).

 >  - can you recreate from the command line to see the error message?
 right-click on the menu item, look at the properties to get startup dir
 and command name, open a dosbox, cd into the startup dir and paste in the
 startup command.

 Will do later on.

 >  - the only recent change to relbr64's init.bat is r56104. (which works
 fine for me, and should not affect the wxGUI startup at all, so I'm
 doubtful it's the cause)
 > or maybe there is some other dll missing. You're not using some exotic
 C:\Program Files\ or Docs & Settings install location?

 The entire purpose of my Windows8 installation which came with my new
 laptop is
 to test GRASS GIS. I simply download the standalone installer and run it.
 other tricks done. Since the older installers worked while now broken for
 I suspect some recent change.

 > Helmut wrote:
 > > [can't test standalone cause of a nasty dll hell - aka interfering
 > > python vs. bundled python]
 > at install time or run time? You should be able to change GRASS_PYTHON
 to the exact c:\path\python.exe you want to use in %GISBASE%/etc/env.bat.

 As written, also the Tcl-Tk startup is broken for me at time.

 I also deinstalled/reinstalled, no way.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/1891#comment:41>
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