GRASS 5.0 beta2 Released!

Angus Carr apcarr at FLASH.LakeheadU.CA
Tue Jul 27 08:48:05 EDT 1999

For what it's worth, on an identical setup, I had two errors, both easily
corrected. I didn't try to make portable fixes, just fixes that made it

r.binfer: wait was wrong type at line 263 of
	Solution: change unsigned int to int

paint: missing member of termios struct
	Solution: use termio code instead of termios code-
		set using an #ifdef there anyway.

Other than that, it all compiles. Unfortunately, the autoconf stuff has
some hard-wired defaults that cannot be changed easily. I was unable to
reliably change the location of the compiled binaries. I could not specify
it on the ./configure line, nor the make line. If I had really wanted to
make it go, I would have had to change a few things in the autoconf stuf,
then go and fix gmake. I gave up and put it in /usr/local/grass5b (or
whatever. A minor bug, but a bug nonetheless.

Thanks, folks, for the work.
Angus Carr.

ps. The Canadian mirror ( is giving me troubles when I
connect from work (I am no longer at the University). Is anyone
successfully downloading from blue? 
pps. blue will have beta2 available sometime today, I hope.

On Mon, 26 Jul 1999, Andrew M McDermott wrote:

> "B. Byars" wrote:
> > 
> > GRASS community,
> > 
> > We have just released a new beta package of GRASS
> > (grass5.0beta2).  This package replaces the older 5.0 beta package you
> > are all presently using.  It is available as source and selected
> > binaries at and the hannover ftp sites.  Note:  Other
> > sites may not be current!
> > 
> > Major enhancements include:
> > 
> > *  Lots of bigfixes!
> > *  New configure script ... GISGEN and Gmake are optional.
> >    Just configure and make install and go!
> > *  New tcltk GRASS interface!
> > 
> > The source is available now in the directory
> > /pub/grass/grass5.0beta2/source on keck and via http and
> > ftp from
> > 
> > Cheers!
> > 
> > Bruce
> Linux Slackware version 4 kernel 2.2.6
> i686-pc-linux-gnuglibc1
> configure --prefix=/usr/local/grass5 --with-SYSV --with-USE_TERMIO
> time: 35 minutes or so on PII 233 MHz 64Meg RAM
> Results: /src/paint/Interface and /src/paint/Drivers 
> /src/paint/Drivers/preview(/preview2)
> and /src/raster/r.binfer failed with Error 1 (something about no such
> file referring to lib.a)
> Otherwise simple and the program seems to be running. I have created a
> location and imported a sites file. 
> The new configure setup is very simple and seems to work very well.
> Thanks (from a frustrated 4.2 and 5.0beta person).

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