[GRASS-user] g.manual tries to run C:\Program Files\Internet
Exporer\iexplore (the 'L' is missing from 'Explorer')
Milton Cezar Ribeiro
miltinho.astronauta at gmail.com
Sun Jul 26 02:04:41 EDT 2009
You can also cast opening the following file on your browser:
(change the version directory)
2009/7/26 Frank Bilki <fbilki at gmail.com>
> Hi Markus,
> Thanks for the suggestion and the link to the changeset. It turns out I had
> already made that change, having also discovered grass64.bat after editing
> That particular command was commented out in my version; I tried
> un-commenting it but I still got the same error.
> The relevant contents of my two batch files are:
> rem Path to your web browser
> rem set GRASS_HTML_BROWSER=%SYSTEMDRIVE%\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\IEXPLORE.EXE
> I also tried changing the above statement to:
> set GRASS_HTML_BROWSER=%PROGRAMFILES%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
> but I still got the same error.
> set GRASS_HTML_BROWSER=%PROGRAMFILES%\Internet Explorer\iexplore
> I can confirm that grass.bat is executed, but it also appears to be
> overridden by grass64.bat (I can tell because the g.manual error contains
> "iexplorer.exe" rather than just "iexplore").
> After some investigation I also found another copy of grass64.bat at
> C:\OSGeo4W\apps\grass\bin, however the second copy does not appear to be
> executed and is missing several statements.
> The operation and purpose of all the batch files isn't clear to me at the
> moment but I will help where I can to diagnose the problem.
> Message: 2
> Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2009 18:48:52 +0200
> From: Markus Neteler <neteler at osgeo.org>
> Subject: Re: [GRASS-user] g.manual tries to run C:\Program Files\Internet
> Exporer\iexplore (the 'L' is missing from 'Explorer')
> To: Frank Bilki <fbilki at gmail.com>
> Cc: GRASS user list <grass-user at lists.osgeo.org>
> <86782b610907250948m49ba0b0ey92eec0a1394e068 at mail.gmail.com>
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> On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 4:58 PM, Frank Bilki<fbilki at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > Being very, very new to GRASS (6.4.0svn, installed via OSGeo4W) I am
> > as much documentation as I can lay my hands on, but I keep hitting a
> > recurring problem:
> > Every time I run g.manual I get an error saying it cannot find
> > Files\Internet Exporer\iexplore'. After reading the message very
> > realised it is because the 'L' is missing from 'Explorer'.
> This has been reported in
> and AFAIK been fixed. Unfortunately the OSGeo4W-GRASS is
> old(er) and does not seem to incorporate this fix. We made
> several other fixes, too, which are missing.
> Action item: We need a volunteer to take over compilation of the
> OSGeo4W-GRASS package. PLEASE SOMEONE :)
> > According to the manual page on GRASS Variables and Environment
> > GRASS_HTML_VIEWER is a 'shell environment' variable (this name makes no
> > sense to me running under Windows Vista) and I should be able to set it
> > the full path of my current HTML browser. I tried creating a new System
> > Variable from My Computer called GRASS_HTML_VIEWER containing the
> > appropriate path. It didn't work; GRASS still looked for Internet
> > After a great deal of searching my computer I discovered that the
> > path is stored within the 'C:\OSGeo4W\etc\ini\grass.bat' file. However, I
> > can't find any references in the documentation that could lead me there
> > more controlled way.
> > But, even after I added the 'L' to the path I still get the same error:
> > C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore: command not found
> I have seen this:
> but I wonder if OSGeo4W has a different grass.bat file?
> > What is wrong with this command? Is it because there are spaces in the
> > folder names? I've tried putting it in quotes, changing %PROGRAMFILES% to
> > C:\Program Files, and putting the .exe after iexplore, but nothing seems
> > work.
> Please check with above changeset, maybe it gives an idea.
> > I know there are alternative ways to get to the documentation (which are
> > what I'm using now), but I am using this as a learning exercise and I
> > to understand exactly what's happening here. I also wanted to share this
> > with others who might be having the same problem with this particular
> > version.
> Thanks for trying, we really appreciate feedback (and need more power
> users for OSGeo4W).
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