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DIfficulty in installing FA on Buster

Maybe a bit of assistance here? :wink: I have a newly-created installation of Buster. I want to install FA and attempted using this command:
wget https://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/files/packages/pool/piaware/p/piaware-support/piaware-repository_5.0_all.deb which is found on this page: PiAware - dump1090 ADS-B integration with FlightAware - FlightAware

The error received is wget: unable to resolve host address … [the FA web site is listed but apparently new users are restricted from putting more than two links in a message.]
Suire looks like a DNS failure. However t here are no issues with DNS resolution on the pi or other computers on the network. Example: Pings are successful to numerous addresses no computer on this network has ever seen before.

Any thoughts? [This is hugely frustrating. It should not take half of a day to set up a feeder.]

  • Bill

Just tested on one of my Raspberries and it works fine:

wget https://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/files/packages/pool/piaware/p/piaware-support/piaware-repository_5.0_all.deb
--2021-07-04 22:05:56--  https://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/files/packages/pool/piaware/p/piaware-support/piaware-repository_5.0_all.deb
Resolving flightaware.com (flightaware.com)...
Connecting to flightaware.com (flightaware.com)||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 6056 (5.9K) [application/x-debian-package]
Saving to: ‘piaware-repository_5.0_all.deb’

piaware-repository_5.0_all.deb   100%[==========================================================>]   5.91K  --.-KB/s    in 0s      

2021-07-04 22:05:58 (69.5 MB/s) - ‘piaware-repository_5.0_all.deb’ saved [6056/6056]

You likely mistyped when putting it on the console?

If you use putty, try Ctrl-Shift-V to paste the command after Ctrl-C to copy on the website.

Anyhow … just in case, this is not recommend because it’s not https and not secure, but it works:
Maybe try curl? :slight_smile:

curl https://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/files/packages/pool/piaware/p/piaware-support/piaware-repository_5.0_all.deb -o piaware-repository_5.0_all.deb
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TU @foxhunter . It’d be a stretch to think there was an issue with the link on the FA web site and your test confirms it . Thanks for letting me know.

I built my 5th feeder about a year ago and I just can’t recall how I did it. Not sure #6 is going to happen at this rate.

I appreciate your comments @wiedehopf. I know to try to avoid typing command when copy/paste is available. I’ve made my share of errors. ;<)

The result follows. Interesting that I can BROWSE to the FA web site no problem.

curl https://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/files/packages/pool/piaware/p/piaware-support/piaware-repository_5.0_all.deb -o piaware-repository_5.0_all.deb
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:–:-- --:–:-- --:–:-- 0curl: (6) Could not resolve host: flightaware.com

It looks like you can’t resolve flightaware.com DNS is not working or the device doesn’t have access to the Internet. This look like the same issue in your first post.

try nslookup flightaware.com
try changing to www.flightaware.com

ping -c1 flightaware.com
ping -c1 heise.de

You sure the DNS is working in general?
Almost sounds like specifically flightaware is blocked or something.
Depending on where you are in the world … that might signifiy they wouldn’t like you feeding FA :slight_smile:

If you’re just looking for local reception, try this: Raspbian Lite: ADS B receiver · wiedehopf/adsb-wiki Wiki · GitHub

Anyhow you can just lookup the FA ip somewhere else and then use the IP directly, again not recommended due to no https and stuff … but meh.


Honestly the most likely explanation might be something like pihole blocking it for some reason?

You could always change your DNS servers …
As in adding this to your /etc/dhcpcd.conf should do the trick:

static domain_name_servers=

Or whichever DNS servers you prefer.

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