Ladislav Heller replied to the topic 'Install INDI and KSTARS on Raspbian Buster' in the forum. 5 months ago

wvreeven wrote: I understand and agree with you that it is not easy and actually cumbersome to get KStars and Ekos running on a system that's not Ubuntu. I merely wanted to point out the risks of doing it this way. It is good to know that a workable system can be created by using the PPAs on Debian. Fingers crossed that this keeps on working in the future but unfortunately I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't.

EDIT: By the way I am not trying to point fingers to anyone about this. I am merely trying to state that it requires a lot of effort. Which should make all of us realise the tremendous amount of work going into this free-of-charge project for which I am very grateful!!!

Tried to update my opening post with your info about the risks of that approach, but somehow the forum does not allow me to edit the post. Anyway thank for info and explanation.

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Ladislav Heller replied to the topic 'Install INDI and KSTARS on Raspbian Buster' in the forum. 5 months ago

wvreeven wrote: Sorry, but it IS true. The fact that it works is coincidence. The PPA system is designed for Ubuntu, not for Debian. The deb files in the PPA have Ubuntu dependencies, which are different than Debian dependencies. When including Ubuntu PPA's to a Debian system, you run the risk of installing the same software or libraries twice which may (and likely will) render your Debian system useless.

The only way is to compile the sources on a Debian system. See for instance this blog post

linuxconfig.org/install-packages-from-an...-ppa-on-debian-linux


HTH, Wouter

Yep, understand the risk. But fortunately this time it works and the system is still alive :)

But compiling full INDI-EKOS-KSTARS takes 2,5 hours on my RPI which is really annoying. That's why I tried to install it via PPA.

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Ladislav Heller replied to the topic 'Install INDI and KSTARS on Raspbian Buster' in the forum. 5 months ago

AstroNerd wrote:

laheller wrote: Hi,
You can’t use PPA repositories with Raspbian, you have to compile from Source, hence you issue, you can only use those with Ubuntu...or other Linux distros But not with Debian... :)


Hi!

This is simply not true! Did you read the whole my post? Did you try what's described there?
You can perfectly and easily add/use PPA repositories in Raspbian! Just follow the steps I descriped and you will see. I tried it on a fresh installation of Raspbian Buster. Except that error message with indi-gphoto everything went well and everything was installed, including indi-ghoto itself!!! I also tested EKOS with SynScan, ZWO and GPHOTO drivers, all worked perfectly!
Basilcally the only question is, how to eliminate/avoid that error msg with indi-gphoto.



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Ladislav Heller created a new topic ' Install INDI and KSTARS on Raspbian Buster' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hello

I am trying to install INDI and KSTARS on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ running the latest Raspbian Buster OS. Actually it is realtively easy, but there is one problem with indi-gphoto package.

Prerequisites to successfully install INDI/KSTARS are following:
1. Register reporistory keys:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 487CEC2B3F33A288
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 40976EAF437D05B5

2. Create new repository source file
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/indi-ekos-kstars.list
with following content:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mutlaqja/ppa/ubuntu/ xenial main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mutlaqja/libgphoto2/ubuntu/ xenial main
deb http://ports.ubuntu.com/ xenial main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ports.ubuntu.com/ xenial-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ports.ubuntu.com/ xenial-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ports.ubuntu.com/ xenial-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ xenial main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ xenial-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ xenial-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ xenial-backports main restricted universe multiverse

3. Update package cache:
sudo apt-get update

That's it, we are ready to install our lovely astro software. Now after the above prerequisites we can simply install by:
sudo apt-get install indi-full kstars-bleeding gsc

Everything works well during installation, but unfortunately the indi-gphoto package has following errors:
libgphoto2 PPA is not installed. Will enable it now...
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/apt-add-repository", line 95, in <module>
    sp = SoftwareProperties(options=options)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py", line 114, in __init__
    self.reload_sourceslist()
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py", line 607, in reload_sourceslist
    self.distro.get_sources(self.sourceslist)    
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/aptsources/distro.py", line 93, in get_sources
    (self.id, self.codename))
aptsources.distro.NoDistroTemplateException: Error: could not find a distribution template for Raspbian/buster
dpkg: error processing package indi-gphoto (--configure):
 installed indi-gphoto package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1

Nevertheless everything will be available after installation, the KSTARS can be started, new profile can be created in EKOS and some devices I tested seems to be working!

Anyway, has anybody an idea, what's the above error and how to fix it?

BR,

Ladislav

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Ladislav Heller replied to the topic 'Re:Kstars on raspbian stretch' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hello

You can simply install kstars on Raspbian, but first it is required to add necessary package repositories. I'll later edit this comment and add urls.

Then simply:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kstars-bleeding indi-full gsc


Tapatalkkal küldve az én ANE-LX1 eszközömről

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Ladislav Heller replied to the topic 'Cannot create profile in EKOS' in the forum. 9 months ago

Update:

Problem solved by deleting this file:
~/.local/share/kstars/userdb.sqlite

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Ladislav Heller replied to the topic 'Cannot create profile in EKOS' in the forum. 9 months ago

Update:

Problem solved by deleting this file:
~/.local/share/kstars/userdb.sqlite

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Ladislav Heller created a new topic ' Cannot create profile in EKOS' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hi!

Not sure whether the right place to report this, but...

OS version: Ubuntu 16.04
KStars version: 3.1.0

When I try to create a new profile in EKOS either by wizard or by Add (+) button, the profile form like below appears, but when I fill in and click on Save, nothing happens, profile is not saved.
UsVztDL.png

When KStars is started from console, on Save attempt there is following output:

org.kde.kstars: "INSERT INTO profile (name) VALUES('Lacko')" "no such table: profile Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: driver Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: profile Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: profile Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: profile Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: profile Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: profile Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: profile Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: profile Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: driver Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: driver Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: driver Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: driver Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: driver Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: driver Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: driver Unable to execute statement"

Any idea or suggestion, how can I create and mainly save a profile in EKOS?

BR,

Ladislav

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Ladislav Heller created a new topic ' Cannot create profile in EKOS' in the forum. 10 months ago

Hi!

Not sure whether the right place to report this, but...

OS version: Ubuntu 16.04
KStars version: 3.1.0

When I try to create a new profile in EKOS either by wizard or by Add (+) button, the profile form like below appears, but when I fill in and click on Save, nothing happens, profile is not saved.
UsVztDL.png

When KStars is started from console, on Save attempt there is following output:

org.kde.kstars: "INSERT INTO profile (name) VALUES('Lacko')" "no such table: profile Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: driver Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: profile Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: profile Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: profile Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: profile Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: profile Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: profile Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: profile Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: driver Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: driver Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: driver Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: driver Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: driver Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: driver Unable to execute statement"
org.kde.kstars: "" "no such table: driver Unable to execute statement"


Any idea or suggestion, how can I create and mainly save a profile in EKOS?

BR,

Ladislav

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