[aprssig] Internet query over APRS
ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 22 23:01:46 EDT 2010
I downloaded the CAB file directly onto my iPAQ from the Mobile section of the website, via Wi-Fi. I'm pretty sure it's the right kind of file because it went through the normal direct-to-mobile-device install sequence, the same as the other CAB file installs that I have done in the past. The error was right at the end, where it would have claimed success. The progress bar did the whole trip to 100%.
The only thing I can think of is that my installing it on the Storage Card (in order to preserve space on the device itself) is probably not the typical use case, and that there's a bug in the installer where it's hard-coded to assume the root of the file system somewhere. But, this is the first install (that I know of) that is a multi-CAB type.
My main PC is running Linux, so installing things via the ActiveSync connection is an annoying proposition.of firing up an old XP laptop and hunting for cables. Is that my only alternative?
> Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 09:35:57 -0500
> From: gregg at wonderly.org
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> CC: ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Internet query over APRS
> Are you trying to install the desktop software on your windows mobile device?
> It looks like you are installing the mobile CAB file, but the errors, to me,
> suggest you have a version or some other feature compatibility issue between the
> OS you device is running and what you are trying to install.
> Gregg Wonderly
> On 10/22/2010 12:22 AM, Greg D. wrote:
> > Ok, this looks like some useful software, but I'm not having success getting it
> > loaded. Can anyone help?
> > I have an HP iPAQ hw6945, which runs Win Mobile 5. I downloaded the
> > APRSGoBigCab.CAB file, and started installing. At the end of the install it
> > popped up an error box from MultiCab.exe saying that the file MultiCab cannot be
> > opened, being either not properly signed or one of its components can't be
> > located. Closing the dialog box ends the install, claiming success. I'm
> > installing this on my Storage Card, and there is plenty of space available.
> > There is no evidence of going through 5 CAB installs. Should there be?
> > I also installed the APRS-Go-v103.cab file, and that went fine. But when I run
> > it, I get an error for a missing method exception for System.Data.SqlServerCe,
> > presumably related to the earlier error.
> > I tried following the Alternate instructions and got basically nowhere. I
> > believe that I already have the .NET framework installed (needed for another
> > application); not sure about SQP Server. MSI file type is a mystery to me.
> > What do I do next?
> > Thanks,
> > Greg KO6TH
> > --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > To: aprssig at tapr.org
> > Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 22:31:29 -0400
> > From: rfinesmith at aol.com
> > Subject: [aprssig] Internet query over APRS
> > Version 2 of APRS-Go for Windows desktop has been released. This version adds
> > bing(tm) query capability to APRS-Go. I believe bing query is a first for APRS,
> > and perhaps for packet radio. A properly formatted APRS message sent to an
> > APRS-Go station, from any other APRS station, will cause APRS-Go to perform an
> > internet search and return information back to messaging station. More
> > specifically, the message sent to APRS-Go is a request for phone numbers,
> > locations and names of anything listed in the Yellow Pages and White Pages -
> > restaurants, police, hospitals, automobile repair shops - anything. The
> > Microsoft bing(tm) phone book database contains the latitude and longitude of
> > each of these entities, and APRS-Go will return these as object packets when
> > requested. I invite you to try this new version. To use it, you must have a
> > non-dial-up internet connection on your PC. Once APRS-Go is installed on your
> > PC, any APRS station that sees you can send your station a "bing query" in an
> > APRS message. The software and instructions are available for free at
> > www.aprsgo.com <http://www.aprsgo.com>. Don't use your smart phone. Use smart APRS!
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