[GRASSLIST:2999] Re: Installation of grass binaries in local dir

Andreas Lange Andreas.Lange at Rhein-Main.de
Fri Jan 25 16:30:10 EST 2002

Olivier Laporte wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm a new user of grass (pc-linux 7.2), and have a
> little problem to install the binaries.
> The set up in /home/grass runs ("Installing Grass
> binaries in /home/grass")
> but suddenly breaks when copying last files in
> /usr/local/bin because i have not the 'root'
> permissions. My System administrator
> tells me to install the whole in the local dir., but
> can't say how.
> How can i manage?
> Thanks in advance for your response
> Olivier Laporte


use this format to the install script:
sh grass5*install.sh grass_binpackage.tar.gz <dest_dir> <bin_dir>
where <dest_dir> is the destination of the grass installation
and <bin_dir> the dir to store the start-up script (~/bin,

You need to check if ~/bin is in your path, so that you can start grass
by typing

IMHO this is written in the READMEs etc. on the server and issued if you
call the script without options.



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