I’m trying to log all traffic at our local airport for research purposes. UAT 978 appears to make up MOST of the traffic here, so I need to get dump978 working. I’m using a Raspberry Pi 3+ running Buster Lite. I was able to easily get dump1090-fa working, after building the system manually myself (including the NGINX web server), and I’m using my own client app connected directly to dump1090-fa to log flights (No PiAware yet). I can see the SkyAware map, too. I’m pointing this out to show that despite the fact that I’m not a Linux person I have successfully been able to jump the hoops required to do the 1090 logging I need.
I’m trying now to get 978 logging working. I’ve been working 2 or 3 weeks on this, using every tutorial imaginable I found on the web. Nothing works - there’s just too much disparate information out there. I’m getting desperate.
What I Now Need to Do
I need to get a separate Pi working with ONLY dump978(-fa) running. I couldn’t compile it from source (too many missing dependencies I don’t understand), so I went looking for an executable. I thought I had found one right here on the FlightAware site, as specified in this link: https://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/install
I entered this command in the Pi:
sudo apt-get install dump978-fa
I got the error message “Unable to locate package dump978-fa”
I tried ‘dump978’ without the ‘-fa’ and got the same thing.
Why can’t I simply download the dump978-fa executable as described on the FlightAware site?
Does anyone know what’s going on here? Has the executable’s name changed?