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[aprssig] What happened to Tiger maps?

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Sat Nov 21 04:47:36 UTC 2009


Hi Curt, all,

I should have been clearer, the computer didn't crash, just the program.  So, a file system-level corruption wasn't going to be the problem.  (This system's been really reliable - until we had an extended power outage due to the recent "Highway 49 fire", it had been up for 599 days...)

But, the re-indexing of all maps did it!  I had tried the reload of the maps earlier, but to no avail.  After the re-index, I had to go back into the map chooser, re-select the map, and then turn on the auto-maps.  Now all is well.

Thanks for the help!

Greg  KO6TH


> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:48:00 -0800
> From: archer at eskimo.com
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] What happened to Tiger maps?
> 
> On Thu, 19 Nov 2009, Greg D. wrote:
> 
> > Did something happen to the online Tiger maps recently?  Xastir
> > has been running for years on my home server, and a few days ago
> > the program crashed, which it does very rarely, but never with any
> > lasting effect.  When it was restarted I find a blank gray screen
> > with stations wandering around it.
> >
> > Where'd the maps go?
> >
> > I tried looking at the Map Chooser, and the list is totally blank.
> 
> The recommendation to run FSCK was a good one.  Do it from runlevel
> '1' so that you're not using the filesystem at the time:  "init 1"
> as root to go to single user mode, then do the fsck (exact command
> depends on your filesystem), then "init 5" to get back to the normal
> runlevel on most systems.
> 
> After the above, try reindexing all maps.  Your map index probably
> got corrupted (~/.xastir/config/map_index.sys).  Use
> 
>      Map->Configure->Index: Reindex ALL Maps!
> 
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