[GRASS-user] GRASS GIS 6.2.1 winGRASS/Cygwin binaries available: was: Re: Xganim errors in WinGRASS

pallentina at niwa.co.nz pallentina at niwa.co.nz
Sat Feb 10 20:50:15 EST 2007


I have a running GRASS-6.1 cvs 8 (from Huidae's compilation) on cygwin. I
installed your version, could not find a gdal-1.3.1 as you used, but the
new 1.4. It compiled fine, is installed. GRASS-6.1 still starts, works
fine (as far as I can see so far). But the GRASS-6.2.1 starts the start
dialogs, but opening an existing location/mapset crashes it. Trying to
generate a new location from the GUI fails, as it tries to place it under
'//<path-to-database>. So I generated a new location under the correct
path with the text based dialog. GRASS 6.2.1 starts now, but the gis.m
does not work. The splash screen opens, and what looks like the base gis.m
window, but it immediately crashes with 'child process exited abnormally'.
Any hints what is missing or where I can start to search for more clues?
I'm a bit rusty with compiling, but with a few hints I should be able to
get it going and test it.

Cheers for compiling,


> Markus Neteler wrote:
>> > > .. there is no usable 6.2.x cygwin binary; if someone understands
>> how to
>> > > compile GRASS for cygwin, chances are they already have access to a
>> > > machine somewhere already. For everyone else on windows there's a
>> choice
>> > > between an out of date development snapshot build for cygwin, and
>> the
>> > > experimental MSys development snapshot build ..
>> >
>> > I managed to compile 6.2.1 (using DLLs) on the current version of
>> > Cygwin without any detectable problems (other than that I forgot to
>> > use the Unix/X11 Tcl/Tk, so NVIZ doesn't work).
>> >
>> > Once I've recompiled with a working version of NVIZ, I can provide the
>> > resulting binary package if someone tells me how to upload it.
>> Thanks to Glynn, we now have a new GRASS 6.2.1 winGRASS/Cygwin binary
>> packages available at
>> http://grass.itc.it/grass62/binary/mswindows/
>> (on the mirrors the next 1-2 days)
>> For now I have linked to Huidae's install instructions. If anyone
>> provides me with new install docs, I can upload them to the server, too.
> The package I made is just a .tar.gz file. It should be extracted into
> Cygwin's root directory, e.g.:
> 	$ cd /
> 	$ tar xzf /path/to/grass-6.2.1-cygwin.tar.gz
> Everything will be /usr/local/grass-6.2.1, except for the grass62
> script which is in /usr/local/bin.
> Regarding external dependencies: the only dependencies which aren't
> provided by Cygwin are GDAL and Tcl/Tk.
> I used the tcltk-grass package from Huidae's site, so you'll probably
> need the same package if you want to run NVIZ (NVIZ itself is
> statically linked, but it will probably still need the scripts in
> /usr/local/lib/tcl8.4 and tk8.4).
> GDAL is 1.3.1, built from source. Again, that's statically linked;
> certain things will need GDAL's "share" directory, although that's
> likely to be less version-specific than is the case for Tcl/Tk. If
> necessary, I can provide the GDAL 1.3.1 binaries (3.8 MiB).
> As for using Cygwin's setup.exe, I suspect that a similar process to
> that described on Huidae's site could be made to work for grass.itc.it
> by adding a suitable setup.ini file to the same directory as the
> tarball; see:
> 	http://geni.ath.cx/grass/setup.ini
> I don't think that you need anything except the setup.ini and the
> tarballs (which are just normal tarballs designed to extract into the
> root directory).
> --
> Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>
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