[GRASS-user] source build question/comment

Daniel Farnan danielfarnan at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 27 17:21:22 EDT 2009

At your leisure, please reply directly to my email (as well) - danielfarnan at yahoo.com - I have not been able to read through all the GRASS User Email Digests I get. 
Willing to do the update of the Source Build Page html wherever it belongs (html/link) - see also below.

I am running mac os 10.3.9 in a Pismo (PPC Hardware, 100g hd, 384 SDRAM, 500mhz). 
I want to work with GRASS 6.3; honestly just want a version which will run pretty smoothly, and so tried the source build instructions.

I am under the impression that once the correct dependencies are installed in the correct order it does not matter (much) what system I am running as long as there is enough memory.

After 4.5 hours of searching and downloading per the online source build instructions, I did not have the correct versions. I had previously tried the Panther build from William Kyngsbury with the install script, and got the nad2bin error even when I applied the correction (his documentation was updated since).

I would be happy to save out the html from the source build instructions and update it with current links if I could get the correct dependencies order and install script. I have been battling uphill with the Pismo/Panther Mac for several years now, and am close to just buying Tiger, but want to better understand the relationships involved in building GRASS, and in using FOSS generally. 
I would also suggest a GRASS/OSGEO user ftp site to save the dependencies for a GRASS (Stable) version as that seems most intelligent for this kind of build (GDAL and Postgres no longer had the 2005 build instruction versions available, and the others were hard to find). 
If it is too much work to source dependencies, order and install/configure directions, sorry for the length of the email. :-) Daniel

Daniel Farnan 


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