[GRASS-user] Can I just get rid of Wish?

William Kyngesburye woklist at kyngchaos.com
Mon Jun 8 21:45:41 EDT 2009

When you say X11, I assume you mean no GUI, or maybe the GUI in X11?   
Note, there are 2 different GUIs now, and on OSX, 2 variations of one:

TclTk X11 - works with an X11 TclTk 8.4+.  This requires you to  
compile and install your own TclTk.  I used to include one in the  
application, but not since we got it working with Aqua

TclTk Aqua - as the warning implies, this needs TclTk 8.5+.  The  
readme says where to find an installer.  This one is preferred.

wxPython.  This is included in the application.

Note 1: the TclTk NVIZ is built to use TclTk Aqua 8.5 and won't run  
with 8.4 of any form.

Note 2: the application startup tries to locate TclTk in some default  
locations and of forms in the following order:

TclTk 8.5 Aqua
TclTk 8.5 X11
TclTk 8.4 X11

Anyways, after GRASS starts and Wish fails, type in the Terminal:

g.gisenv set=GRASS_GUI=text

Thereafter GRASS won't try to start the TclTk GUI.

On Jun 8, 2009, at 6:49 PM, Michael Margolis wrote:

> Hi all
> I have GRASS-6.4 working fine on a Mac laptop, where it opens X11.  
> I've
> installed it on a desktop, where it insists on opening Wish, and then
> malfunctions. There is a" Warning: TclTk Aqua 8.4 unsupported" in the
> Terminal window as it opens. Then an allegation that my projection  
> field is
> missing when I run, for example, g.region, and some similar errors.
> This is with Spearfish, the exact same files working on the laptop.
> Any ideas? Can I just rid of Wish and get the desktop to use X11?
> Thanks,
> Michael
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William Kyngesburye <kyngchaos*at*kyngchaos*dot*com>

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