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Re: Graphical Satellite Tracking with Linux



John Heaton wrote:

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> On 14 Jun, 2005, at 23:26, Mike Lewis wrote:
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>>    Does anyone here have a graphical sat track program running under 
>> Linux?  I'm running a 2.6 GHz Celeron PC with Fedora Core 3 and 
>> haven't been able to figure out how to get GSat compiled.  The GSat 
>> version is labeled 1.1.0 and came with a download of predict.  
>> Predict compiled and seems to run fine.  When compiling GSat the 
>> configure program complains that it can't find GTK.  Using the 
>> package manager, I have installed the GNOME software development 
>> tools.  Any ideas?
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> I don't run Fedora or any other DeadRat system, but have compiled Gsat 
> to run on several boxes, including Debian (woody), Debian (sarge), 
> SuSE 7.2, SuSE 9.1 and even on my Apple Mac with Mac OS-X.
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> As it has already been said to compile Gsat (or many other graphic 
> based tools) on Linux/OS-X etc.. you will need the gtk development 
> package which doesn't normally get installed.
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> Once you have Predict running in server mode (with the -s switch), you 
> can run Gsat on the same box or anywhere with a network connection to 
> the server.  Gsat is a nice graphical display, and miles better than 
> the standalone mtrack but I tend to just run Predict (my version of 
> course) and simple text mode clients.
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> John
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> http://voyager.mcc.ac.uk/Predict/
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Hello:

I think what's missing is the libgtk2.0-dev files.  There are a million 
dev files for all sorts of gtk files associated with other things such 
as gimp. But I think this is the one that should work.

73, Jamie
WB4YDL
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