[OSGeoLive] #868: QGIS: Permissions on GRASS LOCATIONS

OSGeoLive trac_osgeolive at osgeo.org
Mon Apr 12 13:12:55 PDT 2021

#868: QGIS: Permissions on GRASS LOCATIONS
 Reporter:  micha                               |       Owner:  live-demo@…
     Type:  defect                              |      Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal                              |   Milestone:
                                                |  OSGeoLive14.0
Component:  OSGeoLive                           |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  QGIS, GRASS, data permissions, 7.0  |

Comment (by micha):

 I have never heard anyone encountering this issue except in the context of
 OSGeo Live, with the (unusual?) setup of user's data stored read-only
 under `/user/share/...`.

 We know that GRASS is designed to handle this situation. QGIS, apparently
 not. Furthermore, most of the use of GRASS modules from within QGIS is
 through the **Processing** toolbox, which always uses tmp locations. So
 again, the problem never occurs.

 I think we have two choices:
 1. Just drop the issue due to lack of interest, and rewrite the QGIS
 quickstart to remove any mention of the GRASS location under
 2. Move `grassdata` to user's home dir in place of the symlink, at the
 cost of losing group-shared data in a classroom setup.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeolive/ticket/868#comment:32>
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