Has anybody had any luck getting the tools in the QGIS2 Toolbox to run? So far I have tried SAGA and TauDEM but both throw up errors. I eventually got TauDEM to produce something from the D8 tool by feeding it empty rasters to fill but the results were complete nonsense. Outputting to temporary files did not help at all. It's probably yet another path issue, GIS on OSX seems to be one long series of path issues.

  • And have you installed/compiled TauDEM and SAGA on OSX?
    – Curlew
    Commented Jan 13, 2014 at 20:32
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    If you use the the QGIS version of KyngChaos, no need to compile, they are integrated in the package. I have no problem to run the tools (with a few exceptions)
    – gene
    Commented Jan 13, 2014 at 20:54
  • I am using the KyngChaos installation and nothing in the Processing-Toolbox works. Even GDAL fails, which is odd as it works when run from the Raster menu (and in the command line). This really does seem like yet another path issue. Commented Jan 14, 2014 at 8:29
  • Will check the individual installs of SAGA and TauDEM but the GDAL is definitely ok. Commented Jan 14, 2014 at 8:32
  • Well SAGA wasn't working. Trying to reinstall using sourceforge.net/apps/trac/saga-gis/wiki/… but make fails for saga as it claims not to be able to find GDAL !!!! Commented Jan 14, 2014 at 10:52

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I just updated the macports Qgis 2.0.1 so that it works with macports Saga port. It's a matter of adding some info in the Info.plist for Qgis to figure out the right path to the other utilities. Grass is still lurching, but I hope to make it work in a matter of a few days.

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