Trouble with external OGR sources and relative paths (v.external)
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I Think I found a problem with OGR datasources linked in using v.external.
If I change into a directory with shapefiles and then issue the following to link in the data in "myShapefile.shp":
v.external dsn=. layer=myShapefile output=linked_in
And then change into another directory and issue any command that wants to work on "linked_in", e.g.:
g.remove vect=linked_in v.info linked_in
ERROR: Cannot open layer 'myShapefile'
But when I change back into the directoy where I used to be when running the v.external command, it works.
So I think v.external should take care to always link to the absolute location of the source in the file system (if I specify "dsn=" as an absolute path, things work fine).