[GRASS-user] g.region causing GUI crash...

Moritz Lennert mlennert at club.worldonline.be
Wed Mar 25 11:56:46 EDT 2009

On 25/03/09 06:51, Markus Neteler wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 4:42 AM, Jonathan Greenberg
> <greenberg at ucdavis.edu> wrote:
>> GRASS was working fine and dandy, and after some weird crash with a display
>> window (I forgot to jot down the error), I can no longer launch the GUI for
>> a certain mapset under GRASS 6.4.svn on Debian.  Here's the error I get:
>> After choosing the mapset, the splash comes up, then the Output window, then
>> an error window stating:
>> "Error setting region (Problem with g.region?): child process exited
>> abnormally" with an OK button.  Clicking OK kills the Output window, and I
>> get these errors in my terminal window:
>> GRASS 6.4.svn (pod_sav):/pathto/bioclimate > Error in startup script: can't
>> read "parts(w)": no such variable
> ...
> This indicates that g.region fails (as you have seen below).
>> When I tried to manually set the region:
>> GRASS 6.4.svn (pod_sav):/pathto/bioclimate > g.region
>> rast=all_cdec_costd_mincost_1
>> ERROR: region for current mapset is invalid
>>      <projection field missing>
>>      run "g.region"
> It comes from G__read_Cell_head_array() which is a function
> to read the raster map header.
> I suspect that the "all_cdec_costd_mincost_1" raster map [header]
> is corrupted. 

It could also be the region file. Try with g.region -d, and if this 
doesn't work, erase the WIND file in your mapset directory.


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