[GRASS-windows] GRASS MSYS Console problems

Maxim Dubinin sim at gis-lab.info
Mon Sep 29 18:04:54 EDT 2008

Hi all,

I've some troubles, trying to run GRASS MSYS Console. I'm running
WinGRASS 6.3.0-4 under Windows XP.

Here is what I do:

1. Install GRASS in C:\GIS\GRASS
2. Check C:\Gis\GRASS\msys\home\, in this folder C\Documents and
Settings\MYNAME is created during install, where grass63 is sitting.
3. Run Start\Programs\GRASS\GRASS MSYS Console
4. Check C:\Gis\GRASS\msys\home\ again, now in this folder MYNAME
(lowercase) folder is created, without grass63 file in it.

Needless to say, that even if I move grass63 from the folder made
right after install
"C:\Gis\GRASS\msys\home\C\Documents and Settings\MYNAME"
to the one created on first run of MSYS
GRASS GUI starts with problems, grass63 -text doesn't start at all,
producing "Redirection is not supported" message.

The problem was replicated on at least 4 more machines by other
people under the same operating system and grass version.

An I missing something or this folder shuffle is indeed a bug
preventing GRASS MSYS console to run correctly?

Best regards,

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