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Re: [gpsd-users] Garmin 18X LVC and upcoming week rollover

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: [gpsd-users] Garmin 18X LVC and upcoming week rollover
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:48:59 -0800

Yo Kai!

On Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:41:04 +0100
Kai Harrekilde-Petersen <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 19-02-2019 20:28, Gary E. Miller wrote:
> > I don't even know what a PPA is.  Building from source is trivial
> > the second time you do it.  
> Sure, everything is trivial the second time you do it.

Not everything.

> I just had to install scons, pip (which dragged 30 deps & 53MB along 
> with it), pyserial, pycairo (still failing to install) , asciidoc
> (drags further 84 deps & 742MB with it) just to try to reproduce
> Rich's problem on my previously unsullied Ubuntu 18.04.

You should never need pip for gpsd.  

I would seriously recommend NOT to install anything with pip.

asciidoc is only for the man pages, so optional.

> Cairo was another 58 packages & 40MB. And yet pycario fails because
> it can't be found by pkg-config. I'm gonna pass tonight.

Did you install pycairo with pip, or from your distro?  It is only
needed for xgps.  So very optional.

Pretty much any desktop distro should have Cairo installed.  If you
are not running a desktop, then no need for pycairo.

> So yeah, everything is easy once you've set it up.

Maybe you need a better distro?  It is easy on Raspbian and Gentoo...

> Rich:
>  > I'm getting the following error (highlighted in red below). Any   
> suggestions?

Uh, your email is in black and white.  Try again...

> My Ubuntu just sails right across that (maybe because it can't find 
> cairo/pycairo):

When this thread started Rich did not have pycairo, which is optional,
but he had this issue.  So a red herring.

> That "/usr/share/dpkg/no-link.specs" looks pretty suspect to me. My 
> compile doesn't refer to it and it sure doesn't exist on the system.
> I checked with my old 16.04 install (where I had compiled gpsd
> before) and it isn't there either.

Yeah.  Back to square one, this issue is weird.

> > The new gpsd CVE allow both remote and local escalation to root.  So
> > an ad banner in your browser can then use gpsd to get root.  No
> > firewall will help you.  
> Yet Another Reason that an adblocker should be the default choice for 
> everyone on the 'net.

+1, but only a start...

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