[GRASS-user] installation grass 6.2.2-1 on cygwin

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Wed Aug 29 00:27:55 EDT 2007

Hamish wrote:

> > I'm not sure if anyone encountered problem installing grass 6.2.2-1 but when installing using
> > http://geni.ath.cx/grass.html#toc5, and making adjustments described on
> > http://grass.itc.it/grass62/binary/mswindows/, it was necessary in step 5 of instructions to select
> > additional package manually in libs section Tcl/Tk for grass, that solved the problem for me
> > (without it wish command doesn't work), hope this helps someone
> I notice:
>  http://grass.ibiblio.org/grass62/binary/mswindows/setup.ini
> provides a "tcltk-grass" package but the "grass" package doesn't include
> that on its "requires:" line. Is that an unintentional omission?

It's subjective as to whether or not Tcl/Tk is a "requirement"; most
of GRASS will work without it. OTOH, the same can be said of lesstif
(only xganim uses it), but that is listed as a requirement.

I'd suggest modifying setup.ini to include the tcltk-grass package as
a requirement. Although, the tcltk-grass package doesn't list its
requirements (xorg-x11-base should definitely be in there).

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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