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am going through this problem. Can’t install piaware and dump1090 fa. Does anyone know the solution?I mean how can I change “stable” to jessie?

  1. What this command outputs?
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/piaware.list

    In my case (Jessie and Stretch both) it says:

    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/piaware.list
    deb jessie piaware

  2. You seem to have downloaded 3 copies of piaware-repository_3.5.3_all.deb. If you give following command, you will see all three

    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ ls

  3. Delete all the above 3 copies
    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo rm piaware-repository*

  4. Give following command. It will remove the file piaware.list and any other files installed by piaware-repository_3.5.3_all.deb.
    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo dpkg --purge piaware-repository
    (Reading database ... 39458 files and directories currently installed.
    Removing piaware-repository (3.5.3) ...
    Purging configuration files for piaware-repository (3.5.3) ...

    Check file piaware.list has been removed
    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/piaware.list
    cat: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/piaware.list: No such file or directory

  5. Reboot
    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo reboot

  6. Now start fresh
    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ wget

    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo dpkg -i piaware-repository_3.5.3_all.deb

    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo apt-get update


I wrote
sudo nano /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10defaultRelease

then changed “STABLE” to “jessie”,saved it.

It’s working now.

But can I delete repository 1 and 2 and keep only one?


Yes, if you mean deleting:

and keeping only:


yes,I deleted all,started fresh,but plane is not detected,what to do?


Do you see SkyView map at ip-of-pi/dump1090-fa/ ?

what is the output of
sudo systemctl status dump1090-fa
sudo systemctl status piaware -l

test your dongle is detected
sudo apt-get install rtl-sdr
sudo systemctl stop dump1090-fa
sudo rtl_test -t


It’s working but no plane detected…piaware webpage is opening too


Did you test your dongle? see my above post.




No supported tuner found !!!

test your dongle:
sudo apt-get install rtl-sdr
sudo systemctl stop dump1090-fa
sudo rtl_test -t


tighten the cable connector and got this,planes are detected nowCapture2

for add-on packages restart,update of dump1090 and piaware isn’t possible from the fa status page,right?
I saw it when I wrote the sd-card image.



Give these commands, then check status page:

sudo piaware-config allow-auto-updates yes
sudo piaware-config allow-manual-updates yes
sudo systemctl restart piaware


perfect…all working ok now :man_pilot:


But am seeing this in place of piaware status after giving pi’s address.


Try this:

sudo lighty-enable-mod dump1090
sudo systemctl force-reload lighttpd
sudo reboot


not working :frowning:


The Piaware STATUS page at IP-OF-PI is available ONLY in Piaware SD Card image.

You have Raspbian image + Piaware add-on. You wont get it.



Try to install with this

sudo apt-get install piaware-web

Hope it works for you.

Good luck.