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KA7O ka7o at ka7o.net
Wed Nov 14 06:46:14 UTC 2012


Phil,

Here ya go: http://www.xastir.org/wiki/HowTo:Fedora

Yes, it says "Fedora", but it works - as written - for CentOS 6.3 as 
well. This will get you the latest possible updates from CVS.

I've 3 CentOS machines running Xastir 2.0.3 (cvs) now - following that 
HowTo. Pretty much a "1, 2, 3" install - just follow the step by step 
and you'll be up in short order. If you're more familiar with CentOS and 
Xastir - good chance you can skim over the extra bits and wind up with a 
working install.

By far and away, the easiest of the RPM distros to install Xastir on, is 
Fedora - a simple "#yum install xastir" gets you a working install at 
2.0.0. It's not quite up to the the cvs version of 2.0.3 - but close.

I haven't tried it myself yet, but I'd wager you could download the 
Xastir RPM from the Fedora repositories and in the Download directory on 
CentOS run:

#yum install ./xastir-2.0.0-4.fc17.i686.rpm

and it'd work. Yum would go to the online repos and pull in any of the 
required missing parts for you. Caveat - you'll have to manually update 
Xastir when new versions come available.

When I get some time at the office tomorrow, I'll try that on a fresh 
CentOS 6.3 Virtual machine I just setup. Make sure it plays nice.

Tate, KA7O

On 11/13/2012 11:06 AM, Phil Pacier - AD6NH wrote:
>
> On 11/13/2012 10:03 AM, Curt, WE7U wrote:
>> On Tue, 13 Nov 2012, Rich Mulvey wrote:
>>
>>> I use Weewx.  It's been extremely reliable, and can report to CWOP,
>>> Wunderground, PWS, etc.  My station, with the associated custom
>>> skins, is
>>> at http://weather.mulveyfamily.com/
>>>
>>> I also used wview ( with which weewx is actually compatible ), but I
>>> liked
>>> the skinnability of weewx better, which is why I swapped over.
>>
>> Xastir also has some support for Davis.  It's a bit complicated
>> though, using another program to persist to a database, then pull
>> readings from there to transmit them.
>>
> Not only that - installing Xastir on CentOS 6.3 x64 has been a challenge
> thus far for this Linux novice!  Should have gone with Ubuntu...
>
> 73
> Phil - AD6NH
>
>
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