Feed Planefinder from Debian, & Ubuntu x86_64

ab cd

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Planefider has only i386 deb package and i386 linux binary available.
The x86_64 deb package and x86_64 linux binary are not yet available.

Following are the methods to install i386 package / linux binary on x86_64 machines.


1 - Debian and Ubuntu
This method uses i386 deb package.

1.1 - Prepare x86_64 OS to accept i386 deb package and i386 linux binary

Code:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt update

sudo apt install gcc-8-base:i386 libc6:i386 libgcc1:i386 libidn2-0:i386 libunistring2:i386


1.2 - Download and install deb package "pfclient_4.1.1_i386.deb"
Code:
wget http://client.planefinder.net/pfclient_4.1.1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i pfclient_4.1.1_i386.deb

sudo systemctl status pfclient


1.3 - In your browser go to page localhost:30053 (or to IP:30053 from another computer) and add your sharing key, latitude, longitude.


1.4 Useful Commands:

Code:
sudo systemctl status pfclient
sudo systemctl restart pfclient
sudo systemctl stop pfclient
 
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ab cd

Senior Member
***STATUS***

DEBIAN 10

Code:
[email protected]:~$ sudo systemctl status pfclient

● pfclient.service - LSB: planefinder.net ads-b decoder
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/pfclient; generated)
   Active: active (running) since Sun 2019-12-22 02:19:24 EST; 3min 5s ago
     Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8)
    Tasks: 7 (limit: 4689)
   Memory: 4.6M
   CGroup: /system.slice/pfclient.service
           └─1590 /usr/bin/pfclient -d -i /var/run/pfclient.pid -z /etc/pfclient-config.json -y /var/log/pfclient $

Dec 22 02:19:23 debian10 systemd[1]: Starting LSB: planefinder.net ads-b decoder...
Dec 22 02:19:24 debian10 pfclient[1584]: Starting pfclient: pfclient.
Dec 22 02:19:24 debian10 systemd[1]: Started LSB: planefinder.net ads-b decoder.


UBUNTU 18
Code:
[email protected]:~$ sudo systemctl status pfclient

● pfclient.service - LSB: planefinder.net ads-b decoder
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/pfclient; generated)
   Active: active (running) since Sun 2019-12-22 02:01:40 EST; 1min 1s ago
     Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8)
    Tasks: 7 (limit: 4675)
   CGroup: /system.slice/pfclient.service
           └─2957 /usr/bin/pfclient -d -i /var/run/pfclient.pid -z /etc/pfclient-config.json -y /var/log/pfclient $

Dec 22 02:01:40 ubuntu-18 systemd[1]: Starting LSB: planefinder.net ads-b decoder...
Dec 22 02:01:40 ubuntu-18 pfclient[2951]:  * Starting pfclient pfclient
Dec 22 02:01:40 ubuntu-18 pfclient[2951]:    ...done.
Dec 22 02:01:40 ubuntu-18 systemd[1]: Started LSB: planefinder.net ads-b decoder.
 
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ab cd

Senior Member
Thanks for these great x86_64 guides! Is it possible to (somewhat easily) get this RadarBox working on this architecture? With your incredible guides, I believe i got everything else (PiAware 4.0, FlightRadar24, ADSBExchange & PlaneFinder client) running on an old PC. Stay safe!

https://forum.radarbox24.com/index.php?topic=102921.msg466111#msg466111
Radarbox24 do NOT have Linux feeder for x86_64
They have only for RPi (32-bit armhf and 64-bit aarch)
Unfortunately these dont get installed on Debian amd64 due to dependency issue.

Please ask in Radadarbox24 forum from their moderator (Runway31) to contact Radarbox software developer (Jonis Maurin Ceara) and request him to make available amd64 x86_64 package.
 
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