[Qgis-developer] GRASS missing from Processing?

Sebastiaan Couwenberg sebastic at xs4all.nl
Sun Jan 15 23:08:52 PST 2017

On 01/16/2017 07:49 AM, Paolo Cavallini wrote:
> Il 16/01/2017 00:32, Pedro VenĂ¢ncio ha scritto:
>> https://hub.qgis.org/issues/16019
> Thanks a lot Pedro. Does someone know whether GRASS devs are going to
> change the name of the executable for each version?

Yes, changing the executable and install path for every version is a
long established practice in the GRASS community to support multiple
versions installed at the same time.

Hardcoding a version is wrong.

> Perhaps it would be
> simpler to add an alias to the package?

The Debian package installs the /usr/bin/grass symlink to the
/usr/bin/grass<XY> version specific executable.

But you can't rely on that being available on all platforms, so you need
to test for the various possible executables.

Kind Regards,


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