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A few days ago Apple released a new version of the OSX (10.8) and I'm thinking about upgrading.

So, I was wondering if anyone had any problems with GIS applications (QGIS) and other similar software after the upgrade?


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Post is related to a rapidly changing event.

To my knowledge, there has not yet been extensive testing of QGIS 1.8.0 or master branch under Mac OS X 10.8 by developers. It would be appreciated if any issues found by users were not only noted here, but also opened as tickets at the QGIS project issue tracker. – dakcarto Aug 1 '12 at 21:20
possible duplicate of Any experience with OSX and Mac OSX Maverics using OSGeo? – Jason Scheirer Oct 23 '13 at 22:07

Here's one, I'm afraid, from one of our students, who is missing all of the components of the raster menu, except for the ubiquitous raster calculator:

After updating from OSX Lion to OSX Mountain lion (OSX Version 10.8.1), upon opening QGIS I get this message

"Unable to load GdalTools plugin. The required "osgeo [python-gdal]" module is missing. Install it and try again".

When I check the plugins, it looks installed and the box is checked. How do I resolve this issue? I have no menu options for the Raster dropdown menu, making this practical undoable on this machine.'

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Damien, upgrading from 10.6 or 10.7 to 10.8 will clear any Python modules you have in the site-packages for Python 2.6 or 2.7. You have to re-install all of your Python modules again. Not a very user-friendly decision by Apple, IHMO. If using the installers, like GDAL 1.9 Complete, just run them again. – dakcarto Sep 3 '12 at 9:28
Reinstalling the GDAL Complete frameworks from is important for any OS change, QGIS upgrade, and has solved some plugin weirdness for me on occasion. – Simbamangu Sep 6 '12 at 7:22

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