[GRASS-user] WinGRASS6.4.2RC2 + WindowsXP: GRASS Doesn't starts
lluis at sigte.udg.es
Tue Nov 29 06:16:16 EST 2011
So many thanks Hamish and Helmut for your quick and kind reply. I will
give her these instructions to fix and solve this behaviour.
Thanks again, guys.
El dt 29 de 11 de 2011 a les 03:01 -0800, en/na Hamish va escriure:
> Lluís wrote:
> > I have a student of an on-line course that wants to use
> > WinGRASS6.4.2RC2 on Windows XP but she can't start the program.
> > She has installed grass6.4.2rc2 under a Windows XP OS and the
> > installation process seems to be ok («she gets the message
> > Completed»). Now, she has two icons in her desktop (GRASS6.4.2RC2
> > & GRASS6.4.2RC2 with MSYS) but when she does a double clic over
> > any of them, nothing happens. There is no error message but
> > nothing is displayed. GRASS doesn't starts...
> this is a known problem, fortunately with a known solution:
> She will need to download and install two missing files from
> Microsoft: (in order)
> * Microsoft's Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable (v2)
> * Microsoft's .net framework 3.5 downloader
> Many other software supply these, so usually it only happens
> on a brand new (or kept very clean) computer.
> If anyone has suggestions on how to make the grass installer
> test for those, or how to make the error pop up a useful message
> explaining what to do, please contribute :-)
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