GRASS 6.3 for Ubuntu Hardy Heron

10.05.2008 – 1:16 pm
  1. 9 Responses to “GRASS 6.3 for Ubuntu Hardy Heron”

  2. Thanks for your good work Jachym.
    Now that your website is working again, here is an issue with the wxpython gui:

    Noticed that the –overwrite option is set on the form, without selecting the option.
    Also the copy button does not copy the command to the clipboard.

    Does anyone see similar behaviour with the wxpython gui?

    By Brian on May 16, 2008

  3. Jachym,

    When I try to install GRASS it requires libgdal1-1.4.0 even though you provide libgdal1-1.5.1. I have installed both but I have been having problems loading large .tif rasters in QGIS (they fail to load; see this thread: The QGIS GRASS plugin requires libgdal1-1.4.0-grass. Am I supposed to install both? The large raster issue in qgis fails even if I only have QGIS with gdal 1.5.1 installed. The raster is fine, and it loads in Gutsy and Windows. gdalinfo (both 1.4 and 1.5) on Hardy fails to recognize the raster. I’d appreciate any suggestions. Thanks for putting up the new versions., it’s been great.

    By Marius on May 21, 2008

  4. Indeed, at a moment in Ubuntu 8.04 the best you can get is QGIS 0.10 (from qgis repository), which is built on libgdal-1.4.0 and linked to GRASS 6.2.2 (available from Ubuntu repository) through qgis-plugin-grass, which also uses libgdal-1.4.0. So, the current collection of most popular GIS software for Ubuntu 8.04 is actually based on GDAL 1.4.4.
    If one tries to update the system from repository, it will end up in two concurrent versions of libgdal (1.4.4 and 1.5.1) on the same system with frequent failures of data import/export (I’ve experienced that already). All this happens because of qgis-plugin-grass using libgdal-1.4. After lots of experimenting in the “real life” conditions, I decided to return back to the standard setup of GRAL 1.4.4 + QGIS 1.10 + GRASS 6.2.2, as it ensures the best compatibility between QGIS and GRASS. It was painful to remove GRASS 6.3, as it looks much more comfortable and functional for the everyday use, but interoperability for me is a key issue, so there was no other option.
    I wait impatiently for the new release of QGIS (0.11) with a hope that it will finally take use of GDAL 1.5 and GRASS 6.3. Otherwise the problem will remain: you will have to choose between using either the latest QGIS, or the latest GRASS, but not both of them at the same time.
    I would greatly appreciate if someone could share some practical ideas on how to solve the problem.

    By Gedas on Jul 10, 2008

  5. Hmm, strange thing: I had no problems using grass+ qgis in current versions together with gdal 1.5.1.

    But you are right – I do not use GRASS Plugin under QGIS – I found it not so usable, as the original GRASS GUI.

    By jachym on Jul 14, 2008

  6. Great work. GDal works much better in this version

    By Simon on Jul 19, 2008

  7. Simon, I’m glad to hear this.

    I also noticed, that there is new version of QGIS now, but I did not investigate, if it uses GDAL 1.4.x or 1.5.

    By jachym on Jul 20, 2008

  8. Hello guys
    a couples of weeks ago i installed GRASS 6.2.2 using the http address above. now, I am a bit confused when i try to install the 6.2.3 with the same http it says that I already have the last version. But I only have 6.2.2 and not 6.2.3. Do I have to uninstall GRASS?

    Thanks a lot for your help.
    Rengifo Ortega

    By Rengifo Ortega on Sep 18, 2008

  9. I finally got this working – thanks for this tutorial. Grass can be a bit difficult sometimes – lol


    By Jason O'Leary on Jul 12, 2011

  10. Very nice Jachym. Thank you so a little push in the right direction on this code.

    By Dean Kirkland on Jan 1, 2012

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