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KStars-Bleeding and indiweb on Tinker Board S - with Armbian Bionic
I recently purchased an Asus Tinkerboard S computer for use as a portable telescope mounted computer. I've noticed others have had luck getting kstars / ekos working and I wanted to post my notes so others might benefit. First off, Armbian Bionic is the OS you want. So far its worked with minimal issues. Kstars installs but as of right now, there is a missing sql5 dependency and kstars won't start. This has been mentioned several times in these forums so I won't go into detail. You simple add the missing dependancy:
sudo apt-get install libqt5sql5-sqlite
and kstars will load as expected. For those wondering, the uname -a output looks as follows:
Linux ekos 4.19.16-rockchip #5.72 SMP PREEMPT Thu Jan 17 09:56:02 CET 2019 armv7l
Before you can install indiweb, you will need to install pip:
sudo apt install python-pip
But wait... your not done. First you need to install some additional modules and libraries:
Thanks, Tokottary! I did try out NAFABox for about a week as well, testing both the image file and the script. It is a nice convenient package but had had a hell of a time switching from French to English. Even the shortcut they provide on the desktop didn't work for me. Somethings would change from French to English, others would remain French. And when you are in a shell, other things would remain French. Its close, but I think it still needs work for those who are not fluent in French. The script install is the way to go with NAFABox I think, then you get to choose what software you want. I was finally able to get it fully converted to English but in the end, it was just easier for me to just add the software I wanted myself, that way when things go wrong, I stand a better chance of being able to fix it. I'm only using kstars/ekos, Astrometry.net, indi-web, and occasionally, phd2, and those installs go pretty easy once you know what additional modules you need.