[GRASS-user] Re: MS-Windows native GRASS

Huidae Cho grass4u at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 17:39:35 EDT 2006

On Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 11:27:22PM +0200, Moritz Lennert wrote:
> On Mon, September 18, 2006 19:09, Anders Fahlén wrote:
> > The problem is that the inst_grass.bat still does
> > not work . My question was if it would be
> > possible to modify the inst_grass.bat file to an alternative download link.
> >
> > As the .bat file does not download correctly in
> > my case I see no other option than to open
> > http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/gnuwin32/  and
> > manually download the identified and needed files to...
> c:\msys\1.0\local
> > ?
> Yes.
> However, I think it would be preferable to try to find out why
> inst_grass.bat doesn't work and fix the problems. That way everyone
> profits from this. (I'm especially insterested in this as I will launch my
> colleagues to try to install grass pretty soon, and so I would like most
> errors to be found and corrected before ;-)
> Some error catching in the install script might also help. Getting to the
> message 'GRASS installation completed' and then not being able to launch
> GRASS is not an encouraging experience.

I think I have fixed this bug that came along with the second
distribution (now third one).

> What I had happen to me at my first try is that the wget package did not
> get downloaded correctly and this made all the rest of the installation
> fail.
> May I suggest that you erase everything (including c:\inst_grass and start
> from scratch, i.e., if you are sure that mingw, msys and postgresql
> (Huidae is postgresql really a compulsory requirement ?) are correctly
> installed, download just inst_grass.bat, the unzip and wget packages (all
> three into one same directory), launch inst_grass.bat and copy all
> messages into a mail and send it to the list.

PostgreSQL is required since some of modules are linked against their


> If that doesn't work, you could try to launch the following lines manually:
> wget
> http://superb-west.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/gnuwin32/libiconv-1.9.2-1-bin.zip
> http://superb-west.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/gnuwin32/libiconv-1.9.2-1-dep.zip
>  (or replace libiconv-1.9.2-1 with any other of the packages in line 22 of
> the grass_inst.bat script). What happens ?
> Moritz

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