4.1.5 full ISO "Dstar network down"

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kk5h
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4.1.5 full ISO "Dstar network down"

Post by kk5h »

Running the update from 4.1.4 to 4.1.5 has no issue.
Verified on multiple units that when I write a SD card to 4.1.5, I get no Dstar availability.
It has the red box for the Dstar mode, and on the Dstar Network status on the dashboard, it says "No Dstar Network"
A friend of mine actually discovered this issue a few days ago, and now it has replicated several times.
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Re: 4.1.5 full ISO "Dstar network down"

Post by KE7FNS »

kk5h wrote: Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:57 pm It has the red box for the Dstar mode, and on the Dstar Network status on the dashboard, it says "No Dstar Network"
That information is too vague.

You need to post actual errors from the various logs in the /var/log/pi-star directory.
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Re: 4.1.5 full ISO "Dstar network down"

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Had the same thing, but in my case on the Expertpage > ircDDBGateway page > ircddbUsername was another callsign. I changed that to mine and everything worked.
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Re: 4.1.5 full ISO "Dstar network down"

Post by kk4nct »

So I also had the same issue. For the developers,there were not error messages, or log files for some of the services and I noticed that under 4.1.5 not all of the services were started (irc....). I had a similar issue to the one M1ABC present in another post, but after changing to my callsign it still wouldn't connect to the network. After downgrading to 4.1.4 and typing in minimal set of information it connected fine.

I would state with high probability there is a bug in the 4.1.5 application of configuration information to the "expert" level settings as multiple people have seen the M1ABC issue with the ircDDBGateway info. While it would seem like a good idea to ask for errors and log information from /var/log/pi-star it wasn't possible in my case as there literally aren't logs for the services that seem to be failing. I checked the two log files that were present and none had anything other that normal messages, no warnings, errors etc. The log files were MMDVM-2021-07-16.log and timeserverd-2021-07-16.log. No log file for ircDDBGateway-XXXX-XX-XX.log was present in the folder. This would seem to imply that the service either wasn't started, or was failing so early in it's process that no log file was created.

I'm not certain what the QA/QC process is for new iso build point releases but it would appear as though a full iso test of DStar setup would be in order.
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Re: 4.1.5 full ISO "Dstar network down"

Post by N9PBJ »

Adding another to the count. The only logs in /var/log/pi-star for me were the MMDVM and timeserverd files, and neither had any errors or warnings in them for anything with dstar.

I've downgraded to 4.1.4 for the time being.
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Re: 4.1.5 full ISO "Dstar network down"

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kk4nct wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:29 pm I'm not certain what the QA/QC process is for new iso build point releases but it would appear as though a full iso test of DStar setup would be in order.
If you or anyone else can provide specific incredibly detailed step by step instructions on how to exactly recreate the issue so the exact problem can be identified, and it always happens when you execute those instructions step by step, then it can be looked into.

It isn't the upgrade to 4.1.5 that has anything to do with things. 4.1.5 is only a modification of the upnp service.
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Re: 4.1.5 full ISO "Dstar network down"

Post by kk5h »

Sorry for the lack of clarity.
If a FULL Install of 4.1.5 is done, that's when the D-star problem exhibits itself.
If you just perform the 4.1.4 to 4.1.5 update, there is no issue.
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Re: 4.1.5 full ISO "Dstar network down"

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kk5h wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:01 pm Sorry for the lack of clarity.
If a FULL Install of 4.1.5 is done, that's when the D-star problem exhibits itself.
What problem? See nobody has taken 5 minutes and has been able to provide enough information to identify the actual problem other than the vague "it doesn't work".

It could be because the dashboard needs to be updated, it could be the user entering or not entering information correctly, thats why I asked for a STEP BY STEP procedure, so I can follow it and check at each point and identify exactly where it fails and figure out if its caused by the user or not.
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Re: 4.1.5 full ISO "Dstar network down"

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The issue is because:

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ircddbUsername=M1ABC
and not the callsign of the hotspot operator.

To solve the issue, go into the expert editor for ircDDBGateway and set it to your legally assigned callsign.
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Re: 4.1.5 full ISO "Dstar network down"

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KE7FNS wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:25 am The issue is because:

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ircddbUsername=M1ABC
and not the callsign of the hotspot operator.

To solve the issue, go into the expert editor for ircDDBGateway and set it to your legally assigned callsign.
This issue has been resolved now, the config page will correctly set the username again for the new OpenQuad host.
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