gpsdrive incompatible with gpsd

Bug #585025 reported by abandholm on 2010-05-24
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gpsdrive (Debian)
Fix Released
gpsdrive (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gpsdrive

It seems to me (by sniffing gpsd-communication) that gpsd has changed its command-language, so that gpsmon switch it into raw mode by using "?WATCH={"raw":2}". Gpsdrive just send an "R", and nothing happens.

It seems gpsdrive need to be updated to support the new format.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: gpsdrive 2.10~pre4-6.dfsg-3ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-22.33-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-22-generic i686
Architecture: i386
CheckboxSubmission: 3ed09d24c66a6dc0f7313fc387cec560
CheckboxSystem: b62ae224500b03a9fc2c9b6caf3feb14
Date: Mon May 24 18:22:11 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Netbook-Remix 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.4)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: gpsdrive

abandholm (ubuntu-d7) wrote :
Hallvard Nygård (hnygard) wrote :

Also experiencing this. Installed on a new Ubuntu 10.04 netbook install. Xgps is giving me a position and GpsDrive is telling me "no gps".

According to a post on Old Nabble "xgps shows position, but gpsdrive says "no GPS"" the GpsDrive 2.11 should work with the new format for Gpsd.

Felix (apoapo) wrote :

when will that fixed package reach us?

I confirm it not working for my Ubuntu Lucid amd64.

Xgps and navit work.

hamish (hamish-b) wrote :


Lucid shipped with a very very old version of gpsdrive which does not support the new gpsd API. see

self-built versions of the new GpsDrive 2.11 release for Karmic and Lucid which support the new gpsd API are available here:

GpsDrive dev team
DebianGIS team
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Andrew (and471) on 2010-07-31
Changed in gpsdrive (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gpsdrive (Debian):
status: Unknown → New

@hamish Is there any chance you could either use a PPA or share your "debian" directory from your source code?

Oh, nevermind there's a debian directory in the subversion checkout.

Phil Krylov (phil-krylov) wrote :

Depends on #819945

Phil Krylov (phil-krylov) wrote :

Pardon, it should be "Depends on #819145"

Changed in gpsdrive (Debian):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gpsdrive (Debian):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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