[GRASS-user] v.buffer problem (bug?)

Markus Metz markus.metz.giswork at googlemail.com
Sun Mar 27 12:15:16 EDT 2011

Markus Neteler:
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 7:26 AM, leonidas <leonidas_liakos at yahoo.gr> wrote:
>> I'm using Grass 6.4.0 and I'm trying to generate a buffer for a polyline
>> vector map. The problem is that v.buffer runs but it doesn't end. I give it
>> a lot of time (+2 hours) but it didn't finish. Using the same file in QGIS
>> the job done in less than a minute. What could be the problem? Is this a
>> bug?
> Likely yes. Could you please try the 6.4.1RC2 package? This bug was fixed
> http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/994
> Perhaps also the former version of v.buffer (the current version is a rewrite)
> will be reactivated since it got fixed and performs better:
> http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/699
This bug is still present in v.buffer2 and v.parallel2, only v.buffer
/ v.parallel in 6.5 will finish in this case, but v.buffer /
v.parallel in 6.5 is still deactivated by default because some
features still need to be ported from v.buffer2 to v.buffer. To be
done in 6.5, then backported to 6.4.

Markus M

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