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PiAware 3.6.3 installer bugs

Dear Guys,

Anyone here encounter a half bake… PiAware installation from the latest version… 3.6.3 ?
piaware-repository_3.6.3_all.deb from this link… https://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/install

A brand new Raspbian OS release on 2018-11-13-raspbian-stretch-lite.img write into a brand new micro sdcard 32GB?

Then run the wget http://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/files/packages/pool/piaware/p/piaware-support/piaware-repository_3.6.3_all.deb followed by sudo dpkg -i piaware-repository_3.6.3_all.deb seems to give me a partial working feeder.

The local Dump1090-fa webpage portal is not working with errors!

And obviously no nice graphic of PiAware Status page on the LCD Monitor!

The only PiAware 3.6.3 which worked is the ready made image… http://piaware.flightcdn.com/piaware-sd-card-3.6.3.img.zip

Anyone notice the half bake PiAware installation method?

Hope it could be fixed soon… :wink:


Rodney Yeo
Ham Radio Operator

If you have only done the things in your post, you haven’t actually installed piaware or dump1090 at all, only the repository package.

Please follow the full instructions on the install page; in particular the apt-get commands.

Note that package installs are intended for installation onto existing systems that might be doing other things. They don’t install either the top-level status page or the console status thing because that might interfere with whatever else you’re using on the Pi. For a dedicated receiver, if you want those things, I’d just use the sdcard image.

Okay… I follow the steps not in sequence maybe… I install “apt-get install dump1090-fa -y” first then only “apt-get install piaware -y” could this would have break the installer sequence?

Neither of those commands are listed on the install page, so I’m not sure what you’ve done.

No the order in which you install the packages is irrelevant.

Were there any errors during installation?

If you want the status webpage that comes with the sd-card, you can install the package piaware-web

This package is not referenced in the install guide because the pi might be already doing something else like serving a webpage.
The status page would interfere with that.

The extra page on port 8080 and in the subdirectory /dump1090-fa of lighttpd web server is less likely to interfere with existing setups.

Oops… got my self confused… typo error… supposed to be “dpkg -i piaware-repository_3.6.3_all.deb” at root login.

Okay then… I will switch back to burn the PiAware image instead… thanks for the advise.


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This is the easiest and fool-proof way to go …plug-n-play.

However it is not hard to install on Raspbian Stretch Lite image as well. I have done it last week without any problems on 2018-11-13-raspbian-stretch-lite.img

Step-1: add piaware repository

wget http://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/files/packages/pool/piaware/p/piaware-support/piaware-repository_3.6.3_all.deb 

sudo dpkg -i piaware-repository_3.6.3_all.deb  

sudo apt-get update  


Step-2: Install dump1090-fa

sudo apt-get install dump1090-fa

sudo reboot

Step-3: Install and configure Piaware

sudo apt-get install piaware  

sudo piaware-config allow-auto-updates yes  

sudo piaware-config allow-manual-updates yes  

sudo piaware-config feeder-id  xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx  

sudo systemctl restart piaware  

Note: Replace xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx by your actual feeder-id

Yes… I prefer to scratch build it… thanks… http://rodyeo.dyndns.org/ as my PiAware custom landing page…


Well done, I really like it.


I added The ADS-B Receiver Project performance monitor which is a good software.

Thanks for the compliments.