I've been having several issues making GRASS algorithms work from the Processing toolbox.
When you fresh install QGIS 3.4 (MacOS High Sierra), first it doesn't find python -- which I solved by creating a custom PATH variable. Then it complains about inconsistent use of tabs and spaces, which I also solved by editing the grass74 file inside the QGIS app. Now I'm getting this error whatever GRASS algorithm I use:
WARNING: Default locale settings are missing. GRASS running with C locale. Default locale not found, using UTF-8 Traceback (most recent call last): File "/Applications/QGIS3.app/Contents/MacOS/grass/grass74", line 2029, in <module> main() File "/Applications/QGIS3.app/Contents/MacOS/grass/grass74", line 1880, in main set_paths(grass_config_dir=grass_config_dir) File "/Applications/QGIS3.app/Contents/MacOS/grass/grass74", line 622, in set_paths os.environ['MANPATH'] = sys_man_path File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.6/lib/python3.6/os.py", line 674, in __setitem__ value = self.encodevalue(value) File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.6/lib/python3.6/os.py", line 744, in encode raise TypeError("str expected, not %s" % type(value).__name__) TypeError: str expected, not bytes
Right now I have Python 3.6.6 installed and QGIS 3.4.2 (the most recent 24Nov2018 release), but I've also tried with Python 3.6.5, Python 3.6.7, QGIS 3.0, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4.1... No good, same error.
I found people around here having similar problems (related to encoding) for Windows QGIS, which was solved but setting the Windows region to USA. Although my OS is in Portuguese, I'm using the QGIS in English and tried setting the OS to America region and English language, but the error persists.
Does anyone know anything about this?