I am working to use a Raspberry Pi 3 for many of my ham shack activities, one of which is to be running GPredict. I did a “sudo apt-get install gpredict” and I got v1.3. I noticed that even thought I updated the TLE file, several of the normal satellites I use are not listed, or are listed differently than v2.2.1 on my Windows laptop. I wanted to update my Pi to v2.2.1, but I am running into one particular issue.
I went to https://launchpad.net/~gpredict-team/+archive/ubuntu/ppa/+packages
used the down arrow on gpredict 2.2.1-ubuntu18.04~ppa3
downloaded the armhf to my Pi
executed “sudo dpkg -i gpredict_2.2.1-ubuntu18.04_ppa3_armhf.deb”
When I do this, I get the following:
(Reading database … 142717 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack gpredict_2.2.1-ubuntu18.04_ppa3_armhf.deb …
Unpacking gpredict (2.2.1-ubuntu18.04~ppa3) over (1.3-3+b1) …
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of gpredict:
gpredict depends on libgoocanvas-2.0-9 (>= 2.0.2); however:
Package libgoocanvas-2.0-9 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing package gpredict (–install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1) …
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-9) …
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60) …
Processing triggers for man-db (18.104.22.168-2) …
Errors were encountered while processing:
The problem seems to lie with libgoocanvas-2.0-9
I’ve searched the forums, and I found someone with the same problem, but the response was for him to update his Pi OS to the latest version. I actually did this earlier today for another program I use. My latest OS information is:
PRETTY_NAME=“Raspbian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch)”
I also did try to install with the tarball, but when I ran “sudo ./config” I get a lot of action, but at the very end I get the message lines:
./configure: line 4471: intltool-update: command not found
checking for intltool >= 0.21… found
configure: error: Your intltool is too old. You need intltool 0.21 or later.
I can usually work my way through these things, or piece together enough information from different places to figure it out, but this time I cannot.
Any help would be very appreciated, especially considering I see many folks using gpredict on their RPI’s. What I am doing wrong?
Thank you and 73