gpsd support

Harald Welte laforge at
Wed Feb 16 14:13:50 UTC 2011

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 05:37:48PM +0100, Dario Lombardo wrote:
> Hi guys
> Any news this side? Are patches ok? Are you planning to merge them? If not,
> tell me what's wrong so I can change it.

Andreas said he is OK with applying them, so I will do that.

However, if I read your code correctly, it still seems to me that there is
a fixed compile time decision if gpsd or built-in gps support is to be used.

I think it would be better to keep it a runtime decision, i.e.

1) if gpsd headers/library available during compilation,
   build support for _both_ gpsd and built-in gps into the program,
2) if they are not available, only include the built-in gps support.

The decision which method to use should be a config file option.  Please make sure
that a config file configured for built-in gps support will work with both versions
of the program.

A config file requesting the use of gpsd support should make the program abort if
it was compiled without gpsd support included.

So I will apply your patch now, but I would really appreciate if you could improve
it the way I described in an incremental patch at some later point.

- Harald Welte <laforge at> 
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