Bug report #3476

GDAL raster tools on Windows Vista / 64 require GDAL binary path

Added by nelson - over 13 years ago. Updated almost 12 years ago.

Assignee:Giuseppe Sucameli
Category:GDAL Tools
Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:13536


GDAL raster operations did not work on a standalone Windows install of QGIS 1.6.0 on my Vista 64 system. Any attempts to do things with Raster (such as Raster / Information) resulted in gdalinfo.exe crashing with a Windows error: "gdalinfo.exe has stopped working". Details are an appcrash, exception code c0000005 offset 0006020b

In discussion on IRC wildintellect suggested setting the binary path in GDAL Tools. I set it to C:/Program Files (x86)/Quantum GIS Copiapo/bin and now GDAL raster operations work correctly.

I've seen this bug hinted at online a few times (like ticket 3435), and in each case the user was running a 64 bit Windows. Volter on IRC says he doesn't see the problem in a WinXP 32 bit install. Perhaps Quantum GIS tries to find GDAL in C:\\Program Files\\ but not in C:\\Program Files (x86)\\? The latter is the default install path in 64 bit Windows.


#1 Updated by Borys Jurgiel over 13 years ago

see also #3097, #3170

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 12 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.0 to Version 1.7.4

#3 Updated by Giuseppe Sucameli over 12 years ago

  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No

Could any Win64 users write here the value of the PATH environment var while QGis standalone is running on a Win 64bit?
A way to do it is the following one:

1. launch QGis,
2. open the Python console and run:

import os

If you have set the path to Gdal binaries in the GdalTools setting dialog, first remove it, restart Qgis and then try again to retrieve the value of the PATH env var.

#4 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 12 years ago

  • Affected QGIS version set to master
  • Crashes QGIS or corrupts data set to No
  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

#5 Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 12 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.4 to Version 1.8.0

#6 Updated by Paolo Cavallini almost 12 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.8.0 to Version 2.0.0

#7 Updated by Giuseppe Sucameli almost 12 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

Lack of feedbacks for long time (8 months). I'm closing the ticket.

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