[GRASSLIST:4209] Re: mapset permission denied....

John Kodis kodis at comcast.net
Sat Aug 3 12:28:06 EDT 2002

On Fri, Aug 02, 2002 at 09:14:12PM +0100, Glynn Clements wrote:

> The set_data program (this is the one which generates the usual
> startup screen, allowing the database, location and mapset to be
> selected) uses the make_mapset() function (from
> src/general/init/mke_mapset.c) when creating a new mapset.
> This function does two things:
> 1. Create the directory.
> 2. Copy <location>/PERMANENT/DEFAULT_WIND to <location>/<new mapset>/WIND.

This seems to imply that it's not possible to use mapsets that are
located on read-only media, such as a CD-ROM, since this would
involve, for example, copying /mnt/cdrom/global/PERMANENT/DEFAULT_WIND
to /mnt/cdrom/new-mapset/WIND.  Is this correct?  Is there any
work-around for this restriction?

-- John Kodis.

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