[GRASS-user] Problem with Python GUI Grass 6

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Tue Feb 4 02:56:45 PST 2014

On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 11:13 AM, Diane Palmer <D.Palmer at lboro.ac.uk> wrote:
> Dear List Members
> I am very new to Grass and am having a few problems getting started.  I'm
> running it on Windows 7 Enterprise, 64 bit.
> 1)      I've tried the version 6.4.3 installed with QGIS.

So you installed the standalone version of GRASS?

> a)      In the Python GUI, when I try to add a vector or raster layer
> (Spearfish data, Quickstart tutorial), I don't get a drop-down list.  It
> adds an empty file with the message "Unable to fetch interface description
> for command 'd.vect'/'d.rast'".
> b)      When I try to import a shapefile of my own, it does import it, but I
> can only see the attribute table, not the map.  (I did remember to zoom to
> it and check the colour visibility).    The message is "Command 'd.vect
> map=UK_outline at eldp' failed".
> 2)      I installed WinGRASS-6.4.3-1-Setup.exe and accepted the Microsoft
> Runtime libraries option.  The Python GUI flickers in the toolbar and then
> crashes.  Fortunately the old TclTK GUI works.

To me this sounds like conflicting Python versions on the system. Is
any other GIS installed which may bring in another Python?

> So I have got a version which works but I'd really appreciate some
> suggestions on how I can get the attractive Python GUI up and running.

Let's hope we manage to solve it for you.


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