[GRASS-user] i.ortho.photo trouble

Hamish hamish_b at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 9 17:01:49 PST 2014

Buslers wrote:
> I have been having trouble trying to use i.ortho.photo.  It has
> been a few years since I have last used GRASS GIS.  I knew that the
> i.ortho.photo module was not available for winGRASS, so I attempted
> to install on Ubuntu. After several hours of failed attempts to run
> the module, I found a website saying that i.ortho.photo was not
> working in 6.4.3, but you could use it on windows running Cygwin.

Which website is that? i.ortho.photo should be working fine on 6.4.3
in Ubuntu. It's only if you really want to run i.ortho.photo on Windows
that you need worry about Cygwin. (Cygwin provides UNIX's X11 X-Windows,
i.ortho.photo needs an X-monitor)  Generally it's probably easier to
run Ubuntu directly or in a virtual machine (VirtualBox is pretty
popular) than bother with setting Cygwin. Many roads to Rome though.

What was the error you were having trying to get 6.4.3's i.ortho.photo
to run on Ubuntu?

> I attempted to install Cygwin and winGRASS using the instructions from
> here - http://grass.osgeo.org/grass64/binary/mswindows/cygwin/, but
> I kept getting an error saying "unable to get setup.ini from...".

I think that file is the cygwin download mirror's manifest, you might
try another mirror?

> I did add the -X to the target in the properties menu.  I then tried
> to install GRASS 7.0, but Ubuntu's repositories did not include
> 7.0.  I added the ubuntugis testing repository and I still get a
> message saying that grass70 could not be located. 

GRASS 7 doesn't include i.ortho.photo, since Xmonitors were removed
there. I'm not sure if anyone is working on a wxGUI replacement for
it or not.

UbuntuGIS only supplies official GRASS releases, so 6.4.3 is the latest.
There is another "grass team" ppa which has grass7 development snapshot
packages for ubuntu, the latest build is from December last time I looked.


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