[aprssig] Latest Xastir Release: 1.4.0, 09/16/2004

Drew Baxter droobie at maine.rr.com
Thu Sep 23 12:23:19 CDT 2004

It's much much easier on FreeBSD..  You can build Xastir from the ports 
tree and it'll include all of the necessary libraries that Xastir 
supports.  Then, when a new version comes out, you can pull a new ports 
tree and do portupgrade.  I'm hoping that 1.4.0 will be released as a port 
real soon (1.3.2 is the latest on there right now).  It's not so much that 
I'm lazy, as much as it's much easier to keep things current if everything 
is registered in the package system.

Last time I looked on Debian, the port there for Xastir was very very 
dated.  Maybe someone has submitted a new one though.  I'd always try to 
install from port first, before trying to go through the hassle of building 
everything out manually.

As for installing on Cygwin.  So far, you're more or less on your own.  It 
does work though, as it does on Mac OS X, but does require a lot more 
work.  The results are pretty cool though. :-)

Even if you build an OLD Xastir from Ports, you can then build a new Xastir 
after the fact.  Then you'll still have the necessary optional components 
(such as mapping support, etc.) that you will need.

Xastir's a great piece of software.  It runs the K1XVM I-Gate here in Maine.

--Droo, K1XVM

At 01:08 PM 9/23/2004, Scott Miller wrote:
> > So, I've not yet made it through the software requirements.
> > I fear that the hardware requirements will be equally evasive,
> > covert, and obtuse.
> > Any hints or tips are welcome.
>Welcome to the world of Unix and free software.  =]  My typical install
>procedure goes something like this:
>Download package
>Unzip and untar package
>Run 'configure'
>Install 6 utilities configure complains about not having
>Run 'configure'
>Run 'make'
>Find and install missing library when 'make' stops with error
>Run 'make'
>Find next missing library
>Find three more libraries that one depends on
>Upgrade gcc and libc to compile one of those
>Install new yacc utility another library requires
>Forget what program I started out trying to install in the first place, go
>watch TV
>The worst part about installing Xastir was tracking down and installing the
>optional components it needs.  I've certainly dealt with worse applications.
>Now that I've got it set up and running, it's fine.  I get updates from CVS
>every day, so I don't have to wait for releases to get bug fixes and new
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