GRASS 4.1 Install

Malcolm Williamson malcolm at
Tue Oct 8 08:00:00 EDT 1996

Hi, Andy
The first thing that you need to do is create the directory that GRASS 
will be installed in, such as /usr/grass4.1/sun4. Next, set the GISBASE 
environmental variable to reflect this path:
(for csh)       setenv GISBASE /usr/grass4.1/sun4    (or whatever)
(for sh)        GISBASE=/usr/grass4.1/sun4; export GISBASE

Next, unarchive the cpio file in the correct directory:
        cat suncpio | (cd $GISBASE; cpio -icdu)

Now you should be able to cd $GISBASE and follow the directions in the 
README file on the cdrom. If you have any further questions, e-mail me. 
Good luck!
Malcolm D. Williamson - GIS Specialist           E-mail: malcolm at
Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies      Telephone: (501) 575-6159
Ozark Rm. 12                                        Fax: (501) 575-5218 
University of Arkansas              
Fayetteville, AR 72701

On Mon, 7 Oct 1996, Andy Laudick wrote:

> Problem: We can't seem to find correct documentation to install 
> version 4.1 of GRASS from cd-rom.
> We recently got GRASS 4.1 (Compiled) on cd-rom for SunOS 4.1.3.
> The online readme. file has not helped at all and the Install guide 
> from the GRASS web page refers to uncompiled GRASS on a tape archive.
> Threfore, we would appreciate any insight on getting this version of 
> GRASS up and running.
> We currently have a /grass dir with a file in it called  {suncpio.Z} 
> The readme. file suggested to do:  zcat suncpio.Z
> that didn't work so we just used:  uncompress suncpio.Z
> So we now have a file called:  suncpio and is ~117MB in size.
> We need to know where to go from this point!!!
> Again, any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ END OF MESSAGE ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Andy Laudick - GIS Manager
> Marion County Health Department
> 3838 N Rural St - Suite 510
> Indianapolis, IN 46205-2930
> tel: 317.541.2297
> fax: 317.541.2288
> email: andy at

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