Bug report #12409

Creation of new mapsets does not work anymore

Added by Adrian Wooster almost 9 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:invalid
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:20582


It appears that current versions of QGIS running on Windows may not be able to activate Grass when creating new Mapsets from the Grass toolbar - it opens existing Mapsets as expected so a workaround is to create the Mapset directly in Grass and subsequently open it in QGIS as an existing Mapset.

The "New Mapset" toolbar menu progresses normally to the final screen confirming the new mapset details. Clicking "Finish" returns a pop-up saying"cannot activate Grass" - screenshot attached.

Nothing seems to appear within the QGis logs, general or plugin.

This has been verified using both 2.8.1 and the current development version 2.9, both installed from OSGeo4Win on Windows 7 using both standard and admin user accounts.

Reports have also appeared on Stack Exchange (http://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/137025/error-when-creating-a-new-mapset-with-grass-in-qgis) and the OSGeo QGIS mailing lists (http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/qgis-user/2015-March/031193.html).

qgis-grass-mapset-error.png (178 KB) Adrian Wooster, 2015-03-19 05:22 AM


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 9 years ago

  • Subject changed from QGIS "cannot activate grass" to Creation of new mapsets does not work anymore
  • OS version deleted (7)
  • Operating System deleted (Windows)
  • Target version set to Version 2.10
  • Priority changed from Normal to Severe/Regression
  • Category set to GRASS
  • Affected QGIS version changed from 2.8.1 to master

confirmed also on Linux.

#2 Updated by Jürgen Fischer almost 9 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.10 to Future Release - High Priority

#3 Updated by Julio Novoa almost 9 years ago

same problem on mac yosemite (10.10.3)
using kyngchaos installers

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 9 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

this issue was already fixed in qgis master.

#5 Updated by Markus Neteler over 8 years ago

Will you backport this?

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