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Bug 365561 - sci-geosciences/viking-1.1 - should install or RDEPEND on "gcget"
Summary: sci-geosciences/viking-1.1 - should install or RDEPEND on "gcget"
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Hans de Graaff
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Reported: 2011-05-01 14:17 UTC by David
Modified: 2018-01-19 17:49 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description David 2011-05-01 14:17:08 UTC
In the menu file -> accuire -> geocaching the program use gcget. gcget "tools" are in the source in the tools directory. The ebuild does not install these components.

gcget has some dependencies:
dev-python/mechanize
and "ClientForm" for python (I didn't find a ebuild for this component).
Comment 1 David 2011-05-02 12:48:13 UTC
From the "ClientForm" website:

This functionality provided by this module is now part of mechanize. I don't intend to make further standalone releases of ClientForm.

So I edit the script.
Comment 2 Hans de Graaff gentoo-dev 2015-01-02 08:14:39 UTC
It looks like this menu item now tries to use the tools located at http://geo.rkkda.com/ but as far as I can tell these are not packaged in Gentoo yet.
Comment 3 Martin Mokrejš 2018-01-03 22:26:34 UTC
(In reply to Hans de Graaff from comment #2)
> It looks like this menu item now tries to use the tools located at
> http://geo.rkkda.com/ but as far as I can tell these are not packaged in
> Gentoo yet.

Probably you meant this error message I am getting now from viking-1.6.2 (File -> Acquire -> Geocaches). This seems still to be an issue, indeed.

<quote>
Can't find geo-nearest or geo-html2gpx in path! Check that you have installed it correctly.
</quote>

But isn't gcget still needed, anyway? See https://github.com/viking-gps/viking/blob/master/tools/gcget-perl
Comment 4 Hans de Graaff gentoo-dev 2018-01-07 08:35:00 UTC
(In reply to Martin Mokrejš from comment #3)

> But isn't gcget still needed, anyway? See
> https://github.com/viking-gps/viking/blob/master/tools/gcget-perl

gcget-perl is older by 4 years than gcget, and gcget explicitly mentions that it no longer works. Feel free to test this anyway, and if it works we can install it, but given the notices I expect it to fail.
Comment 5 Martin Mokrejš 2018-01-19 17:49:46 UTC
(In reply to Hans de Graaff from comment #4)
> (In reply to Martin Mokrejš from comment #3)
> 
> > But isn't gcget still needed, anyway? See
> > https://github.com/viking-gps/viking/blob/master/tools/gcget-perl
> 
> gcget-perl is older by 4 years than gcget, and gcget explicitly mentions
> that it no longer works. Feel free to test this anyway, and if it works we
> can install it, but given the notices I expect it to fail.

Hmm, turns ouit my gps based on ubx-8 chip is not yet supported by gpsd.