Satnog Setup failutre

I am new to Satnogs, started with a setup yesterday, but cant get it to work.
I have closely followed the here:

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B V1.2.
I have user the image as per the Satnogs download site. The sudo satnogs-setup fails.
I have manually updated the Rasbian build, which is currently:

cat /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME=“Raspbian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch)”
NAME=“Raspbian GNU/Linux”
VERSION=“9 (stretch)”

pi@SomersetWest:~ $ sudo satnogs-setup
sudo: unable to resolve host SomersetWest
Starting Ansible Pull at 2020-04-01 11:38:29
/usr/bin/ansible-pull -d /root/.satnogs/ansible -U satnogs-setups.yml
[WARNING]: Could not match supplied host pattern, ignoring: SomersetWest
localhost | SUCCESS => {
“after”: “6758d14807e13df475961d039788959f850ea311”,
“before”: “6758d14807e13df475961d039788959f850ea311”,
“changed”: false,
“remote_url_changed”: false
[DEPRECATION WARNING]: The TRANSFORM_INVALID_GROUP_CHARS settings is set to allow bad characters in group names by default, this will change, but still be user
configurable on deprecation. This feature will be removed in version 2.10. Deprecation warnings can be disabled by setting deprecation_warnings=False in
[WARNING]: Invalid characters were found in group names but not replaced, use -vvvv to see details
[WARNING]: Could not match supplied host pattern, ignoring: SomersetWest
Executing playbook satnogs-setups.yml

  • satnogs-setups on hosts: satnogs-setups -
    Gathering Facts…
    [WARNING]: Platform linux on host localhost is using the discovered Python interpreter at /usr/bin/python, but future installation of another Python interpreter
    could change this. See for more information.
    Configure needrestart for Raspbian…
    localhost failed | msg: Destination directory /etc/needrestart/conf.d does not exist

  • Play recap -
    localhost : ok=1 changed=0 unreachable=0 failed=1 rescued=0 ignored=0
    pi@SomersetWest:~ $

From the wiki I assume I should be getting some form of menu for the setup.
Can someone help please.


Hello @rikus !

It seems that you are using an older image for the RPi. Can you link on what you downloaded?
Latest image links and instructions can be found here:

Hi Pierros,
Yes, it seems that between various sites for setup I got the wrong image. I have updated to the last one on Github and is now in the process if final installation. With a bit of luck I should have the unit up and running by tonight.

Thank you

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