Eric G. Miller egm2 at jps.net
Thu Aug 2 21:25:47 EDT 2001

On Thu, Aug 02, 2001 at 11:09:58AM -0400, Kevin Slover wrote:
> Good morning/afternoon/evening,
>     I am new to the GRASS 5 program, actually am really just starting
> out from scratch.  I am having issues right now with trying to restart
> GRASS 5.  I have been able to open it only once after installing, but
> when closing and trying to restart, it gives me an error message.  I am
> using precompiled GRASS5 on RH7.1.
> when typing grass5 to start, I get:
>     starting GRASS ...
>     as well, a gis_set.tcl gui opens, but nothing appears.  Nothing ever
> appears, so I have either ctrc-c or close the gui.
> when closing the gui, I get the following error:
>   /usr/local/grass5/etc/Init.sh: GISDBASE: parameter null or not set
> is there something that I am not setting properly.
> I read the Init.sh file, and noticed that it has something for first
> time user:
>  First time user - GISRC is defined in the grass script
> does this mean that all paths need to be set in the first session upon
> starting grass??

There seems to be a bug in the start-up script regards the TclTk GUI.
It reportedly can be fixed by deleting ~/.grass5rc.  I'm not sure what
is causing this error to happen (maybe you could post the file before
deleting it ?).

> Thanks for the help....
> p.s.  Are there any good tutorials out there.  I have explored quite a
> few that are posted on the website, but wondering if there were some
> "secret" ones may be hidden somewhere...
> thanks....

Nope, wouldn't do us any good to have secret tutorials...  

Eric G. Miller <egm2 at jps.net>

More information about the grass-user mailing list