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When I try to use the gdal raster tools, eg clipper, I get the message "The process failed to start. Either the invoked program is missing, or you may have insufficient permissions to invoke the program." I have read the forums discussing this issue, and they seem to have solved it by using multiple paths for python and pymods, separated by "/usr/bin:/Library/Frameworks/GDAL.framework/Versions/1.7/Python/"

I am not sure of what this means, but I do know that setting the path to gdal binaries in the gdal tools settings to the path above does not work.

Is there a dumbed-down version of how to correctly set the paths in qgis? Any help would be greatly appreciated. The OS I am using is OSX 10.5 (Leopard), and I am using the 'GDAL complete' package. I tried versions 1.7 and 1.8, not sure if that makes a difference.

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Yes! This is the exact point where I find myself (except I'm on OS X 10.6, QGIS 1.7, GDAL 1.8). Does anyone have an answer for us? –  user3581 Jul 7 '11 at 19:08
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the path is /Library/Frameworks/GDAL.framework/Programs which is a symbolic link to the latest version installed /Library/Frameworks/GDAL.framework/Versions/1.8/Programs

To use the commands in the console (shell):

export PATH=/Library/Frameworks/GDAL.framework/Programs:$PATH
gdalinfo ..

Or put this command in the bash_profile file

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Thanks for providing an explicit and clear answer. Glad to have you here! –  whuber Jul 8 '11 at 19:49
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On my QGIS 1.7, here's the path:

/Library/Frameworks/GDAL.framework/Programs:/usr/bin
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