[ gpsdrive ] Upgrading Hardy Heron

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Mon May 12 18:35:47 AKDT 2008

On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 01:34:11PM +0200, Andreas Putzo wrote:
> Hi,
> On May 11  15:26, Charles Curley wrote:
> > I just upgraded my laptop and desktop from Ubuntu 7.10 (and the
> > versions of gpsdrive that came with that), and to 8.04. I found that
> > gpsdrive was also upgraded in the process, to
> > gpsdrive-2.10~pre4-1--i386.
> > 
> > The major problem is that I don't see my waypoints. The database and
> > table are still there, but gpsdrive doesn't see them. They are in the
> > old schema, and no update was done on that as part of the upgrade.
> > 
> > In /usr/share/doc/gpsdrive several files of dubious usefulness
> > reside. One, README.SQL.gz, says:
> > 
> >     If you already have the database and you update GpsDrive, make
> >     sure your table structure is updated with the above geoinfo.pl
> >     script.
> > 
> > There is no geoinfo.pl script. How do I get that? Or is that still the
> > preferred way to update my waypoints?
> The geoinfo script is in the gpsdrive-scripts package. For details on
> upgrading the database schema and importing old waypoints see 
> /usr/share/doc/gpsdrive/README.Debian.

Found it, thanks.

Oddly enough the scripts package wasn't installed on my laptop but was
on the desktop during the upgrade.

I followed the directions, and got this:

ccurley at dragon:~/.gpsdrive$ poi-manager -i -f way_converted_sql.gpx 

----- Getting file info -----

not well-formed (invalid token) at line 347, column 43, byte 7510 at /usr/lib/perl5/XML/Parser.pm line 187
 at /usr/bin/poi-manager line 204
 at /usr/bin/poi-manager line 204
ccurley at dragon:~/.gpsdrive$ 

I went to the line and column in the source file, and found a naked
ampersand ("&"). I replaced all of those with the ampersand entity
("&"). That appears to have worked:

ccurley at dragon:~/.gpsdrive$ poi-manager -i -f way_converted_sql.gpx 

----- Getting file info -----
  File        : way_converted_sql.gpx
  Name        : Geoinfo Waypoints Dump
  Description : Dump from GPS-Drive Waypoints Database
  Time        : 2008-05-13T00:58Z
  created by  : GPSDrive-Geoinfo - www.gpsdrive.cc

----- Parsing Geoinfo GPX -----
  530 POI-Entries written to Database in total.
  - POIs updated   : 8
  - New POIs added : 522

ccurley at dragon:~/.gpsdrive$ 

That suggests a bug in convert-waypoints, failure to convert
characters to character entities where necessary.

Also, I didn't get the waypoints to actually show up until I shut
gpsdrive down and launched it in ~/.gpsdrive. I think this is a
bug. If it can find gpsdriverc; it should be able to find
way-SQLRESULT.txt. It seems to have corrected that by making the entry
in gpsdriverc a fully qualified path instead of just the file name.

> > * gpsfetchmap.pl and gpsreplay.pl appear to be missing. And probably
> >   other scripts as well.
> These scripts are in the gpsdrive-scripts package, too.
> Note that they are installed as 'gpsfetchmap' and 'gpsreplay'.



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