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Author Topic: I broke my rbfeeder...@Configuration file (/etc/rbfeeder.ini) doesn't exist@  (Read 4812 times)

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Hartismere Radar

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Hello Folks, im trying hard to get my Rpi4 back on line after a considerable break. Following all the steps on the AirNav pages BUT I get stuck in so many places with the following error:

[2021-08-01 18:26:15]  Configuration file (/etc/rbfeeder.ini) doesn't exist.

Your help, support and guidance would be very much appreciated, I've been at this all day and its getting frustrating now - Ive tried everything remove, purge, download and try all over again but I just cant get past the lack of a Config file. I really dont rememner having any problems when I made my first set up a few years ago.

Hope you can spare a bit of time, Thanks all, Pete


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(1) Purge existing copy of rbfeeder, then reinstall a fresh copy

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sudo apt-get purge rbfeeder

sudo bash -c "$(wget -O -"

(2) Now open file /etc/rbfeeder.ini to edit

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sudo nano /etc/rbfeeder.ini 

(3) In above file under [client] add this line

Note: replace xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx by your actual key

(4) Save file (press Ctrl and O keys togather)
(5) Close file (press Ctrl and X keys togather)
(6) Restart rbfeeder by following command
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sudo systemctl restart rbfeeder 

(7) Check status by following command
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sudo systemctl status rbfeeder 

Below is my file /etc/rbfeeder.ini for your quick reference. I added the lines starting with lat, lon, alt for enabling MLAT

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pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo nano /etc/rbfeeder.ini



#mlat_cmd=/usr/bin/python3.5 /usr/bin/mlat-client



« Last Edit: August 03, 2021, 02:12:56 AM by abcd567 »