[aprssig] Dire Wolf & Tracker 3?

qrv at kd4e.com qrv at kd4e.com
Sat Nov 23 14:15:44 EST 2013

ax25 was apparently not installed, odd that neither Dire Wolf
or xastir checked for the presence of ax25.

Anyhow ...

I installed ax25-tools, ax25-tools, ax25-xtools.

 From Console "dmesg | grep ttyACM0" produces:

"[   18.647282] cdc_acm 2-1:1.0: ttyACM0: USB ACM device"

I believe that I need to run kissattach with ttyACM0 but
am not sure from the dmesg output how to correctly do that.




> Bruce,
>      This version of Puppy Linux draws apps from the Ubuntu
> repository then automatically modifies them for Puppy.
>      So whatever version of xastir is posted to the Ubuntu
> repositories will be usable by this "upup Raring 3992" version
> of Puppy Linux.
>      The key question is how updates are loaded to xastir -
> does a new release have to be loaded so that it overwrites the
> existing files - e.g. download and install the newer version
> from the ubuntu repository - or will xastir update internally
> from it's own repository?
> David
>> David,
>> I have been using xastir for years. While the developers have tried
>> to make it reasonable for the non-developer to get xastir running on
>> a particular distribution of linux most of them only work with one or
>> two amongst the nearly 100 distributions. There are 8 main variants
>> of Ubuntu and over 60 other forks based on ubuntu. While architecture
>> support has calmed down, with the advent and popularity of Raspberry
>> Pi it has complicated this process. With all of these distributions
>> someone has to deal with the packaging of an application hopefully
>> across all distributions and keep up with every update of the main
>> application and dependancies. To me it is a wonder that anything gets
>> done in the mostly volunteer world of Free Open Source Software.
>> That being said the only way to keep xastir up to date on your select
>> distribution is to unload the xastir package and load all of the
>> dependancies for xastir and then compile xastir. Once that is done
>> there is a script in xastir that will do the minor revision updates.
>> Run that script manually or incorporate that script in another and
>> set that as a routine cron job. Compiling xastir from cvs (or what
>> ever version control is currently used) is actually fairly easy.
>> Getting all of the right dependancies installed or compiled is the
>> hard part. I will be the first to admit that this can get very
>> frustrating but when you get it done it is quite satisfying. I will
>> admit it has been several years since I installed and compiled
>> xastir. I have generally been satisfied with what has been packaged
>> together for the distribution I use and know if I want it to be
>> current then I know what I will have to get into. I can't imagine the
>> patience needed to package any program for any particular
>> distribution.
>> The xastir list is a great place if you have a specific question
>> about a specific issue but no forum is likely to be very good about
>> answering an open ended question like "How do I get a newer version
>> of xastir packaged for my favorite distribution?"
>> I seem to recall your question about xastir but don't remember what
>> list it was on. A quick look at the xastir list saw several posts by
>> you over the last year but I did not see your 2.0.0 question.
>> If there is a package for a particular distribution then there is
>> probably some documentation on how to compile xastir for a particular
>> distribution.
>> I hope this helps,
>> Bruce, KQ4TV
>> -- Bruce W. Martin, KQ4TV Tennessee Balloon Group, NT4BG
>> http://nt4bg.net Trustee for NT4UX Nashville Linux User Group -
>> Amateur Radio- Special Interest Group NLUG-AR-SIG
>> On Nov 22, 2013, at 8:37 PM, qrv at kd4e.com wrote:
>>> I just loaded xastir, which I have used before, though I don't
>>> recall how to tell it to look at the USB port and to display
>>> traffic - I have to review the manual.  (I installed xastir despite
>>> the Ubuntu repository offering only v 2.0.0 rather than the newer
>>> version. (I have asked about the update path for xastir and
>>> received no reply.)


Thanks! & 73, KD4E.com

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