[GRASS-user] Postgres import on Windows = "ERROR: Unable to open data source"

Markus Metz markus.metz.giswork at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 13:28:28 PST 2012

On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 7:14 PM, Aren Cambre <aren at arencambre.com> wrote:
> When it try to run this in 6.4.3svn (last night's build) or 6.4.2:
> v.in.ogr -t -o dsn=C:\Users\Aren Cambre\Desktop\DEEM documents\TxDOT\grass
> connection.dsn output=crashes
> ...all I get this this:
> ERROR: Unable to open data source <C:\Users\Aren Cambre\Desktop\DEEM
> documents\TxDOT\grass connection.dsn>
> That error is vague.
> The DSN was generated by v.in.ogr.qgis in Quantum GIS, and it does work in
> QGIS's bundled GRASS 6.4.2. In the grass connection.dsn file is this:
> PG:dbname='de' host=localhost port=5432 user='development'
> password='XXXXXXXX' sslmode=disable
> (of course, XXXXX is replaced with the actual password)


v.in.ogr -t -o dsn="PG:dbname='de' host=localhost port=5432
user='development' password='XXXXXXXX' sslmode=disable" output=crashes

work? I.e. not using the file "grass connection.dsn" but its contents.

Markus M

> Through running process monitor, I see that GRASS has no problem accessing
> the DSN file. Also, through pgAdmin III's Server Status utility, I can
> verify that GRASS is not attempting to connect to the database.
> I'm at a loss on how to further diagnose this.
> Aren
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