[GRASS-user] mapset not found: problem with file permissions?

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Thu Oct 27 23:39:13 EDT 2011

Damian M wrote:

> I am having a difficult time accessing a workspace that is located on mounted
> drive via fstab in Ubuntu as follows:
> //some.windows.share/share$ /media/remoteDir cifs
> iocharset=utf8,credentials=/.../.../.credentialsFile,file_mode=0775,dir_mode=0775,uid=userNumber,gid=groupNumber
> I can read/write to the directories outside of GRASS.  
> When I start grass65svn and navigate the workspace on the server, I cannot
> open it, but when I check permissions with ls -l it says I have rwx
> permissions.  I get an error message that says GRASS cannot find the mapsset
> I am trying to open.
> I can open the same mapset if it is on my local drive.  Same permissions on
> the local directory with ls -l.
> Any help would be  greatly appreciated.

If you want to select a mapset as the current mapset, you must be the
owner; write permission is insufficient.

This check is skipped for Windows versions of GRASS, but is performed
for Unix versions regardless of the filesystem type.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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