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Re: [gpsd-users] autostart on Debian

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: [gpsd-users] autostart on Debian
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2016 19:11:28 -0700

Yo Robin!

On Sat, 20 Aug 2016 22:34:01 +0200
Robin Schwab <address@hidden> wrote:

> I just spent a few hours finding out how to make GPSD autostart on 
> Raspbian Jessie. In [1] you write under /Troubleshooting Start at
> Boot/ to set ExecStart=/usr/sbin/gpsd -N …

Actually, I just got mad at it and gave up.  I'm just taking
inout from those with more patience than I.

> Well this does not work under current GPSD and Raspbian. scons puts
> the file GPSD in the folder /user/local/sbin/gpsd so you have to
> adapt that line.

Yeah, Jessies is different than Wheezy, and a moving targer.  My
recommendation it so not use systemd at all, most do not want that
hassle, so the next best is to autostart gpsd from some script that runs
at startup.

I'm so mad at Jessie I converted all my Jessie Rasbberry Pi's to 

> For troubleshooting I would recommend this:
> 1st run $systemctl status gpsd.service to see what systemd did with
> gpsd 2nd run $whereis gpsd to find the path to the file
> 3rd apply this path in /etc/systemd/system/gpsd.service

I refuse to touch systemd, but I'll see how to include that.

> BTW: In Wheezy I could still use dpkg-reconfigure gpsd even when I 
> compiled my own gpsd. Troubleshooting would not be needed in most
> cases if dpkg-reconfigure would do things right even in Jessie.

Sadly you have to talk to the debian people to fix their debian 

> Just my 50 cents.

Thank you for that, if you would consider sending me a dif to that file
with your changes I would love to get it.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703
        address@hidden  Tel:+1 541 382 8588

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