Bug report #8492

OSX - GRASS tools not longer available in Plugin menu

Added by Rik De Vreese over 10 years ago. Updated over 10 years ago.

Assignee:William Kyngesburye
Affected QGIS version:1.8.0 Regression?:No
Operating System:Mac OS X Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:17256


System: OSX 10.6.8, QGIS 1.8.0 (with GDAL1.9), GRASS 4.6.3 (with GDAL 1.10).
(Upgraded through clean install from QGIS 1.7.0 and GRASS 4.6.2)

The GRASS tools aren't available anymore in the Plugins > Manage Plugins list.

After loads of working hours I have been able to get Sextante up and running (see http://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/69080/unable-to-load-grass-plugin/69182#69182) as an alternative, but not all GRASS modules are available through Sextante. I'm particular interested in v.in.ogr modules. I prefer to have these modules integrated into QGIS instead of having GRASS running in parallel.


#1 Updated by rcline - over 10 years ago

QGIS 1.8 requires GRASS 6.4.2. If you want to use GRASS 6.4.3 then you will need the QGIS 2.0 nightly build from http://qgis.dakotacarto.com. Larry updated the nightly builds to use GRASS 6.4.3 instead of 6.4.2 with yesterdays release. This is not a bug.

#2 Updated by Rik De Vreese over 10 years ago

Unfortunately GRASS 6.4.2 isn't longer available for Mac on Kyngchaos.com.

#3 Updated by Larry Shaffer over 10 years ago

  • Operating System set to Mac OS X
  • Assignee set to William Kyngesburye
  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Hi Rik,

Yes, I do not find it on the downloads archive page either.

I have assigned the issue to William. Hopefully, he can update the page soon. For now, it appears to still be accessible from the old (unpublished) link:


#4 Updated by William Kyngesburye over 10 years ago

I did update the archive recently, but it looks like my host lost those changes when they moved my site to new hardware. Argh! Hours lost! Must have been updating during the move.

#5 Updated by William Kyngesburye over 10 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • Resolution set to fixed


#6 Updated by Rik De Vreese over 10 years ago

Hi Wiliam, thanks for updating the archive page.
I have a suggestion to change your http://www.kyngchaos.com/software/grass page. On http://www.kyngchaos.com/software/qgis you refer to the optional installation of GRASS 6.4.2 when installing QGIS. However, when you click on the GRASS 6.4.2 link, you are referred to http://www.kyngchaos.com/software/grass, where you can only find GRASS 6.4.3. This is how I ended in my troubles with the QGIS installation (which took me days to find out what was wrong). So, I would suggest to include a link to GRASS 6.4.2 on this page, stating that for QGIS 1.8.0 to be fully functional, one needs GRASS 6.4.2.

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