Windows 7, OsGeo4W pack installed including QGIS 2.4.0 and GRASS.

In QGIS when I try to execute a GRASS geoprocessing algorithm I get this popup:

Missing dependency. This algorithm cannot be run :-( This algorithm requires GRASS GIS 7 to be run. Unfortunately, it seems that GRASS GIS 7 is not installed in your system, or it is not correctly configured to be used from QGIS Click here to know more about how to install and configure GRASS GIS 7 to be used with QGIS

The link doesn't help. I get the same message at my computer at work with QGIS 2.2.0

The GRASS plugins are activated under geoprocessing settings.

Do I need to configure something?

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When I run MSYS I get this:

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  • Can you run GRASS independently? Also note that QGis 2.4 just been released yesterday and there might be initial issues
    – Curlew
    Jun 28, 2014 at 11:08
  • What about if you try SAGA tools? I have posted on hub.qgis.org/issues/9671 - missing dependency when using Windows network user account. If I use local account all works fine.
    – Miro
    Jun 28, 2014 at 14:46
  • Curlew: I cant run GRASS independently, it goes BEEP and i see a startup popup for 0,5 s. Miro: When i try SAGA from qgis i get the same error "Missing depen...."
    – BERA
    Jun 28, 2014 at 16:49
  • your path Bj"rn or Björn is not correct (without space nor accent)
    – gene
    Jun 28, 2014 at 17:33
  • Gene: i know, how do i change it?
    – BERA
    Jun 28, 2014 at 17:55

2 Answers 2


MSYS stumbles upon the non-ACII characters of your Windows user name. Maybe GRASS fails on that too.

Try with a new user name without non-ASCII characters.


If you look at the Processing Toolbox:

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There are algoritithms for GRASS GIS 6.x (GRASS commands) and GRASS GIS 7 (GRASS GIS 7 commands).

Have you configured the path of GRASS 7 (Configuring external applications) ?

  • I dont know, have i? Look at screenshot above. Left one is GRASS command line. GRASS gui wont start
    – BERA
    Jun 28, 2014 at 16:52

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