Bug report #3607
GDALTools: Inconsistent behaviour on windows standalone in QGIS 1.6
|Affected QGIS version:||master||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Windows||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:||worksforme|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||13666|
(Paolo asked me to add my bits to the the ticket, but I can't find it so I'm making this one up. If it does exist, apologies for making more work, but can someone merge them?)
In some (but not all) Windows machines (both seven and xp) we are getting
crashes in gdaltools (contour, buildvrt, possibly others) [qgis 1.6,
standalone]. I noticed that there are 2 gdal app folders (16 and 17).
Anyone can confirm the problem?
Any idea of what we can test?
I tested this on two windows machines using standalone 1.6. Both indicate that they are using QGIS 1.6.0 - "Code revision exported", and GDAL/OGR 1.5.4.
One machine is XP (32-bit), the other 7 (64-bit).
For both computers I loaded the same georeferenced jpeg (MGA94,zone 51), and used the GDALTools Contouring option. To make the processing of this file faster I set the contouring to 100 (default 10).
On the winXP 32bit machine it completed with out problems.
On the win7 64bit machine, it displayed "The process crashed sometime after starting successfully" after creating the shape files but before asking what CRS to use.
The created shape files from the two machies are however, identical. (I can add them to the report if helpful)
#2 Updated by ramon . over 8 years ago
Yes. Seems to work for osgeo both 1.6 and 1.7.
The problem was with the standalone install.
The standalone version is important.
If you need to explain to a windows user how to install QGIS, or uninstall/reinstall, the standalone version makes life simpler. Being the familiar install path, it removes a hurdle to getting someone into GIS.