[GRASS-user] Re: Xganim errors in WinGRASS

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Tue Feb 6 10:28:46 EST 2007

yuri bay wrote:

> I am trying to use the 'xganim' function (in WinGRASS) to animate a series 
> of vectors (converted from shapefiles) but has encountered the following 
> attached errors.  Any advice is much appreciated.

> couldn't execute "xganim": no such file or directory

Clearly, this component isn't included in the WinGRASS binary
packages. xganim requires Motif (it's currently the only module which

Cygwin provides a package for LessTif (which should work), so there
isn't any fundamental reason why xganim can't be provided on Cygwin;
it just requires whoever builds the Cygwin packages to install LessTif
and use --with-motif when configuring GRASS.

OTOH, it isn't really an option for the native Windows (MSys) version;
the only native Motif libraries for Windows cost money.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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