[GRASSLIST:4226] Re: GRASS5pre3 hangs up

Glynn Clements glynn.clements at virgin.net
Tue Aug 6 13:09:29 EDT 2002

Thomas Dewez wrote:

> and was hoping to restore a version of GRASS that would run on my system,
> but it doesn't!
> To launch it I typed
> $ grass5
> The interface responds: Starting GRASS ... and nothing else happens. Is
> there something I should delete from somewhere to restore a working version
> of GRASS? I tried removing .gislock5 that was still lurking around in my
> home directory and... nothing happened.

The lock is obtained before the "Starting GRASS ..." message is
printed, so locking isn't the issue.

What happens next depends upon the setting of GRASS_GUI in $GISRC
(~/.grassrc5). In either case, you should be prompted for the
database, location and mapset. If GRASS_GUI is "text", this should be
done using a text screen in the terminal window; if GRASS_GUI is
"tcltk", you should get a GUI dialog (but there are known problems
with Cygwin's Tcl/Tk package).

In light of your previous messages, I suspect that your Cygwin
installation may be broken. If this is the case, it's doubtful that
any version of GRASS will work.

Glynn Clements <glynn.clements at virgin.net>

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