Opened 10 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#1398 closed defect (fixed)

QGIS's processing (sextante) toolbox hijacks grass's .rc file

Reported by: hamish Owned by: live-demo@…
Priority: major Milestone: OSGeoLive8.0
Component: OSGeoLive Keywords: qgis, grass



if you use the processing (sextante) toolbox in QGIS it overwrites the ~/.grassrc6 file with its own temporary location settings in /tmp/processing.

  • this breaks the ipython demos which expect the .rc file to be in its unmolested state
  • this makes extra work for standalone grass users who have to click around to re-find their projects
  • the toolbox should use mkdtemp() or similar for health and safety reasons
  • don't mess with other programs' settings, it's rude

The toolbox can and should take care of its own GISRC file, through environment variable settings and a temporary copy or clone, and it will never need to touch the user's real copy. See GRASS 6's script which does just this, and the live disc's "gisvm/bin/" script's 'preconfig setup' for a sample, it only needs to be a 3 line text file.

cheers, Hamish

Change history (4)

comment:1 by kalxas, 10 years ago

Is this still valid now that we use GRASS7 installer?

comment:2 by neteler, 9 years ago

See also

Bug #5644: GRASS integration should use private, not user's .grassrc6 file

comment:3 by jef, 9 years ago

Wouldn't the demos also be affected if the user ran GRASS on a different dataset and try the demos afterwards?

comment:4 by jef, 7 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

QGIS ticket fixed.

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