I am installing QGIS and GRASS as part of an FOSS GIS class I'll be teaching this summer. I used the OsGeo4W installer. This installer has always worked flawlessly for me except on the machines at the college.
Initially the install gave me a "The ordinal 3109 could not located in the dynamic link library LIBEAY32.dll" error. I remembered the work around for this from last spring. I copied the libeay32.dll from c:\osgeo4w\bin to c:\osgeo4w\qgis\apps\bin and was able to complete the install and have QGIS operate successfully.
However, when I enable the GRASS plugin, open a mapset and then try to add data I get the following and QGIS crashes.
Cannot get projection Cannot run module Command: c:/osgeo4w/apps/QGIS/./grass/modules/QGIS.g.info info=project
The layer itself has a defined coordinate system and the QGIS project is set to the same coordinate system.
If I create a new Mapset it fails to import an existing dataset, either from a loaded dataset, or via OGR. I get this error:
Cannot start module v.in.ogr Command: c:/osgeo4w/apps/grass/GRASS--1.2/bin/v.in.ogr.exe --interface-description
GRASS itself will not open via either GUI or commandline.
I've gone into the OsGeo4W installer/Advanced and reinstalled both QGIS and GRASS without any change.
I need to get this up and running by the end of the week. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. All I can think of is that perhaps there are restrictive permissions on some folders. The computer is a Windows 7 64 bit machine.