[GRASS-user] Problems to launch QGIS from GRASS

Hamish hamish_b at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 11 20:19:25 EST 2011

José wrote:
> When I check the echo $PATH from within GRASS
> session, this is the message,
> GRASS 6.4.1 (spearfish60):~ > echo $PATH
> /Applications/GRASS-6.4.app/Contents/MacOS/bin:/Applications/GRASS-6.4.app/Contents/MacOS/scripts:/Users/joseca/Library/GRASS/6.4/Modules/bin:/Library/GRASS/6.4/Modules/bin:/Library/Frameworks/GDAL.framework/unix/bin:/Library/Frameworks/PROJ.framework/Programs:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11/bin
> GRASS 6.4.1 (spearfish60):~ > qgis
> bash: qgis: command not found
> I do not know how to solve it but I am very
> grateful to your help.

ah ok, this is a Mac.

first thing to do is to hunt down the qgis executable and get it into one of the $PATH directories.

try like:

ls -l /Applications/QuantumGIS.app/Contents/MacOS/

and look for a qgis file (not directory) with "x" permissions.

once you have that make a symlink into /usr/local/bin

ln -s /Applications/QuantumGIS.app/Contents/MacOS/qgis /usr/local/bin/

you might have to put "sudo" before the symlink to get it to work.

(not sure of exact qgis pathnames, but something
similar to the above)


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