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Re: ✘gpsd release coming

From: Bernd Zeimetz
Subject: Re: ✘gpsd release coming
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2020 12:49:09 +0200
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On 8/3/20 4:11 AM, Gary E. Miller wrote:
> Yo Bernd!
> On Sun, 2 Aug 2020 23:38:35 +0200
> Bernd Zeimetz <> wrote:
>> On 7/31/20 9:18 PM, Greg Troxel wrote:
>>> I have just tested livetested gpsd on NetBSD 8 amd64 as of the
>>> following commit:
>>>   commit d3800a04000c9e94f93262505083743b3280548a (HEAD -> master,
>>> origin/master, origin/HEAD) Author: Greg Troxel <>
>>>   Date:   Fri Jul 31 08:53:43 2020 -0400
>>> via making a tarball with scons dist, using that to build a binary
>>> package with pkgsrc, installing that package,   
>> At least that part could *and should* be tested using the gitlab CI.
>> We have a freebsd runner, don't think we need to do that on netbsd,
>> but the release process should be tested.
> Patches welcome.  Just leave that off normally.

Why leave it off? It doesn't work always its broken and needs to be fixed.

>> Regarding running gpsd actually:
>> I have some recent ublox hw here, just need to find the time to setup
>> a pi or similar thing as CI runner so we can actually run gpsd on it
>> and do at least some basic tests.
> Beyond the regression tests I can't imagine any way to know if a live
> GPS on a live gpsd is giving you valid results or not.  That is why
> a lot of people run git head on a lot of test hosts.

Checking if a gps is having a fix and the location is within an expected
radius should be possible I guess.

 Bernd Zeimetz                            Debian GNU/Linux Developer                      
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