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[aprssig] aprsd doesn't work with Fedora?

APRS SIG aprssig at w9if.net
Thu Oct 7 06:05:12 UTC 2004


Tate,

I setup aprsd to start the old way using aprsd.init as you did, works 
great, thanks!
http://w9if.net:14501/

Rich, W9IF

At 09:35 PM 10/6/2004, you wrote:
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>APRS SIG wrote:
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>| Sean,
>|
>| Thank you, I got aprsd running thanks to you. I didn't realize the aprsd
>| project was moved to sourceforge.org or that there was a new version
>| available. The installation and start procedure has changed a lot.
>|
>| The doc directory has old documentation. In fact, it gives incorrect
>| information. Perhaps you can answer these two questions.
>|
>| How are you "starting" aprsd. In the past I ran it as a daemom process
>| starting it as a "service" automatically on power up. The new syntax is
>| aprsd -d. Did you put yours in "rc.local" to start it upon power up?
>|
>| Is there a standard directory location for aprsd. The install script put
>| the binary in /usr/local/bin by default. I saw no documentation where to
>| put it after the compile. The old aprsd put everything in /home/aprsd2.
>|
>| Rich, W9IF
>|
>
>Hi Rich,
>
>I'm a bit of a holdover from the 'old style'. I still have a
>/home/aprsd2 directory. When I compile up new versions, I don't use the
>install script - I just copy the binary to the /home/aprsd2 directory
>and let 'er fly. I've copied in with their version names. Then I can
>just copy that <filename-version> to aprsd whenever I want to use
>something different. I've done the same with the aprsd.conf scripts.
>
>I use Dale's /etc/rc.d/init.d script to start and stop:
>
>=================================
>
>#!/bin/sh
>#
># aprsd.init for version 2.1.5.  starts or stops aprsd server.
># This file should be placed in /etc/rc.d/init.d/
>#
>#
>#
># Author:      Dale Heatherington <aprsd1 at wa4dsy dot net>
>#
># Source function library.
>#. /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions
>
># See how we were called.
>case "$1" in
>~  start)
>~   echo  "Starting aprs server daemon. "
>
>~   /home/aprsd2/aprsd -d
>
>~        echo
>~        touch /var/lock/subsys/aprsd
>~        ;;
>~  stop)
>~   echo  "Stopping aprs server daemon. "
>~        killall -INT aprsd
>~        rm -f /var/lock/subsys/aprsd
>~        ;;
>~  *)
>~        echo "Usage: aprsd.init {start|stop}"
>~        exit 1
>esac
>
>exit 0
>
>=================================
>
>Works pretty good. Somehow or another, aprsd even lists in the 'System
>Services' dialog when using 'setup' from CLI. Just check the box and
>aprsd fires off with every boot un-aided.
>
>I've not looked at the install script or the source to see where the
>newer aprsds (2.2.5-15) puts the aprsd.conf file - I've just put mine in
>with the binary in /home/aprsd2 - runs fine for me. Run'n 2.2.5-14 FB.
>Can't remember just now why I'm not run'n -15...
>
>73
>
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