Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#2400 closed defect (worksforme)

MENTOR_DICTIONARY_PATH var env problem with MAP3D

Reported by: poulet1212 Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone:
Component: Installer Version: 2.5.0
Severity: trivial Keywords: MENTOR_DICTIONARY_PATH, map3d
Cc: External ID:



I'm running Autodesk Map 3D 2013 and after installing MGOS, I was unable to see my maps because of coordinate system missing error.

The fact is that MGOS setup a MENTOR_DICTIONARY_PATH env. var. to C:\Program Files\OSGeo\MapGuide\CS-Map\Dictionaries\

It seems that Autodesk Map 3D doesn't setup such an env. var. but will use it if it has been set.

I resolved this issue by setting this variable to the folder that Autocad currently uses: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\Geospatial Coordinate Systems 2013

Would be nice to have a mean to setup this variable correctly if there is an existing Autocad Map installation.

-- You can see more details here from someone asking the Autodesk support.

If the link is no more valid i let uereby a pdf of it.

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MENTOR_DICTIONARY_PATH.pdf (1.0 MB ) - added by poulet1212 10 years ago.
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by poulet1212, 10 years ago

Attachment: MENTOR_DICTIONARY_PATH.pdf added

response from Autodesk support

comment:1 by jng, 10 years ago

MapGuide hasn't used MENTOR_DICTIONARY_PATH since 2.4 as a result of RFC 122 (

If a MENTOR_DICTIONARY_PATH env var exists, it will be used by MGOS only if the configured MentorDictionaryPath in serverconfig.ini/webconfig.ini does not exist. If the MentorDictionaryPath setting is valid, the MENTOR_DICTIONARY_PATH is not required for MGOS to operate.

I'll check the installer to see if it is still creating MENTOR_DICTIONARY_PATH. If it does, we'll remove that part from the installer as it is no longer required.

comment:2 by jng, 10 years ago

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

The installer doesn't set MENTOR_DICTIONARY_PATH anymore, nor does MapGuide use it as a first point of contact (serverconfig.ini and webconfig.ini take precedence).

This probably means what you have is some leftover from a previous installation.

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