[GRASS-user] MS-Windows native GRASS & shell scripts

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Thu Sep 28 13:35:28 EDT 2006

Moritz Lennert wrote:

> > MSys itself is around 6 MiB uncompressed.
> Right, I obviously didn't make the difference between Msys and the rest
> of the installed packages. Looking into this more deeply shows that of
> the 194MB in my MSYS directory,
> 170MB are in local
> of which
> 50MB are in grass
> and
> 80MB in lib
> of which
> 54MB just for libgeos.a
> There is also a libgeos-2.dll in local/bin which is another 10MB.
> Do we need libgeos for GRASS, or is this for PostgreSQL/PostGIS ?

I don't have it, and GRASS compiles fine.

> > Right now, the biggest factor in the size of a WinGRASS binary package
> > is the use of static libraries. If we can get DLLs to work, that will
> > cut it down a lot.
> I imagine this concerns the executables in the local/grass/bin directory 
> which are on average 10x the size of the equivalent Linux modules.


Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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