[GRASSLIST:1747] Re: Newbie - error: d.dmrc doesn't exists

Roger Bivand Roger.Bivand at nhh.no
Thu Nov 13 05:49:33 EST 2003

On Thu, 13 Nov 2003, Jakob Lanstorp wrote:

> When running the Display Manager, I get the error:
> File /home/Grass/Globaldata/global/PERMANENT/ .d.dmrc doesn't exists.

I believe this means that you are using PERMANENT as your working mapset. 
In general, this mapset is privileged, (the name PERMANENT means it should 
not be changed), so may be write-protected. If so, no temporary files will 
be created there. Have you tried starting GRASS in a different mapset in 
the location?

> I have tried the spearfish and the global dataset from 
> http://grass.itc.it/data.html
> How can I handle that error and get to view the map.
> Been looking at: http://grass.itc.it/gdp/grass5tutor/HTML_en/c407.html
> Thanx,
> Jakob

Roger Bivand
Economic Geography Section, Department of Economics, Norwegian School of
Economics and Business Administration, Breiviksveien 40, N-5045 Bergen,
Norway. voice: +47 55 95 93 55; fax +47 55 95 93 93
e-mail: Roger.Bivand at nhh.no

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