[GRASS-user] Re: grass-user Digest, Vol 70, Issue 51

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Sat Feb 25 01:14:46 EST 2012

If you downloaded these from my site, take a look at the readme text file in the folder where you got the files. It lists the frameworks I used for compiling them.

IMPORTANT: I just updated GRASS 6.4.3svn and GRASS 7 this afternoon, recompiling the newest releases with William's newest frameworks. I compiled a version of GRASS 6.4.2 stable with slightly older frameworks. These are all listed in the readme.

ALL are currently compiled with wxPython But because this is packaged with the app, it doesn't matter what you have.


On Feb 24, 2012, at 5:55 PM, <grass-user-request at lists.osgeo.org> <grass-user-request at lists.osgeo.org> wrote:

> Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2012 18:55:26 -0600
> From: William Kyngesburye <woklist at kyngchaos.com>
> Subject: Re: [GRASS-user] GRASS 6.4.2
> To: Stuart Edwards <sedwards2 at cinci.rr.com>
> Cc: grass-user at lists.osgeo.org, Elvin Birth <elvin.birth at gmail.com>
> Message-ID: <45A60C7B-1DFD-402D-BC7F-A8B3319BA0F9 at kyngchaos.com>
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> That looks like Michael Barton's package.  We both use the same base frameworks.  And we both bundle wxPython in the application so there is no need to download and install that (it will be ignored by GRASS).
> The invalid context error should be harmless.
> Certainly make sure the frameworks are installed - due to the way GRASS functions, it's possible to "run" GRASS without the frameworks, then hit problems when trying to run GRASS commands or the GUI.
> Note that the digitizer in the GUI is broken - an oversite in testing for 6.4.2. Hopefully it will be fixed soon, and an updated package released.
> On Feb 24, 2012, at 4:39 PM, Stuart Edwards wrote:
>> Check out:
>> http://www.kyngchaos.com/software/grass
>> for the definitive word on installing GRASS on OS X - there are a number of dependencies that must be installed and these are all provided for easy installation.
>> Stu
>> On Feb 24, 2012, at 4:56 PM, Elvin Birth wrote:
>>> I downloaded and installed "wxPython2.8-osx-unicode-" and then "GRASS-6.4.2stable.pk.." on my MacBook Air with OS 10.6.8.
>>> When I try to open GRASS-6.4.2.app (paper, pencil, ruler and brush icon) I get a very brief flash of the familiar icon, grass in a diamond, but nothing further.
>>> When I navigate to /Applications/GRASS/GRASS-6.4.app (grass in diamond icon) it shows the version as 6.4.2 and runs as when it was version 6.4.1. A line in the Terminal opening says "Found Python 2.6.1". After running, Terminal shows a group of identical errors:
>>> GRASS 6.4.2 (Wake_spc):~ > Fri Feb 24 14:53:49 Elvin-Birth-MacBook-Air.local pythonw2.6[71591] <Error>: CGContextRestoreGState: invalid context 0x0.
>>> What have I done incorrectly or failed to do?
>>> Elvin Birth
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