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Re: Installing 3.20 gpsd from source on Raspberry Pi cards old and new.

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: Installing 3.20 gpsd from source on Raspberry Pi cards old and new.
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 14:28:16 -0700

Yo Paul!

On Mon, 15 Jun 2020 13:46:47 -0700
Paul Theodoropoulos via <> wrote:

> On 6/15/2020 13:20 PM, Gary E. Miller wrote:
> > Yo Paul!
> >
> > On Mon, 15 Jun 2020 12:58:48 -0700
> > Paul Theodoropoulos via <> wrote:
> >  
> >> Purely an academic exercise, since the size of a startup file is
> >> about as meaningful as uptime boasts, this is the shortest
> >> functional startup file I could create, three lines:  
> > Academic?  Simplicity is academic?  
> Well, if simplicity is the only goal, then just delete gpsd, and put

Nice strawmen,  You do love your strawmen.

> >> [Service]
> >> Type=forking
> >> ExecStart=/usr/local/sbin/gpsd -n -r -P /run/ /dev/gpsd0  
> > I assume other incantations required to make that work.  
> You assume incorrectly. That is a fully functional gpsd.service file.

So, add that file, and the user is 100% done?  Next reboot it just

> >   I assume another
> > one is required for ntpd?  
> Why yes, a separate daemon gets a separate startup file. So what?

That simplicity thing again.

> I said it was an academic exercise, since you're boasting about how 
> awesome your tiny startup files are.

No, I'm boasting about how aweful and bloated that systemd(oobious) is.

No one can document it so newbies get it.  Feel free to prove
that conjecture wrong.  I've been waiting for years.

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

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