P25 ID not showing repeaters

Help with P25 issues
VK2YMU
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P25 ID not showing repeaters

Post by VK2YMU » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:52 am

The DMR ID file does not have any repeater ID's
I wish to display the ID 505317 as VK3RBA on the dashboard.

One solution offered by another user was to have a custom DMRId.dat file specific for P25
Thus by altering the P25gateway entry that by default shows as
[Id Lookup]
Name=/usr/local/etc/DMRIds.dat
To
[Id Lookup]
Name=/home/pi-star/DMRIds.dat
This is my file specific for P25 ID look up

Now I can save this change, confirm that the change as taken place.
The problem is that after a reboot, the file reverts back to its original entry,
I just don't understand why I am not able to make this change permanent, the other user is on the same version and works for him.

I am on an Pi A+ running versio4 RC4

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

KE7FNS
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Re: P25 ID not showing repeaters

Post by KE7FNS » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:37 am

VK2YMU wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:52 am
The problem is that after a reboot, the file reverts back to its original entry,
Wait, which file reverts back to its original? The DMRIds.dat in your home folder, or the P25gateway settings?
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Re: P25 ID not showing repeaters

Post by VK2YMU » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:03 pm

The entry is in the P25gateway
However this is now resolved, I burned another image V4 RC3 and this issue has gone.
However if I change the id lookup with in P25gateway to point to my custom DMRIda.dat, it fails to do so.

All I need is to show on dashboard the name of repeaters, for instance 505317 as VK3RBA
The repeaters are not listed in the normal DMR Id file..

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Re: P25 ID not showing repeaters

Post by KE7FNS » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:22 pm

VK2YMU wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:03 pm
The entry is in the P25gateway
You didn't really answer the question I asked. Which file are you saying reverts back to its original? I seriously doubt a file in your home dir is getting rewritten so I'm just going to assume you mean the configuration file.

People have mentioned that if you use the expert configurator and then go back to using the non-expert configurator, it makes selections for you which maybe is what is causing your issue??

It was noted in a recent thread that once you use the expert configurator, you should always use the expert configurator to edit things in the future.
VK2YMU wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:03 pm
However this is now resolved, I burned another image V4 RC3 and this issue has gone.
However if I change the id lookup with in P25gateway to point to my custom DMRIda.dat, it fails to do so.

All I need is to show on dashboard the name of repeaters, for instance 505317 as VK3RBA
The repeaters are not listed in the normal DMR Id file..
I wouldn't use that version as it is no longer maintained.

Maybe you could figure out how to get those repeater id's added to the official database.
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Re: P25 ID not showing repeaters

Post by VK2YMU » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:57 pm

I have figured the problem out...
I can now have my own custom alias ID

I can add any alias to the DMRId file upon start up and also at updates and does not break the system.
This is the patch code as an executable inserted in rc.local and HostFilesUpdate.sh
_______________________________________________________
# Append Custom ID's to DMRIds.dat
# Make file system read & write
mount -o remount,rw /
echo "505317 VK3RBA" >> /usr/local/etc/DMRIds.dat
# Make file system read only
mount -o remount,rw /
sleep 1
done

VK2YMU
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Re: P25 ID not showing repeaters

Post by VK2YMU » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:01 am

As far as Version 4 I am using, I did use the later version from the download, this is not stable on the A+, it locks up

Thanks for the comments

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Re: P25 ID not showing repeaters

Post by KE7FNS » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:22 am

That will eventually fail once Andy updates HostFilesUpdate.sh in the repo though. Your changes will be overwritten and lost whenever that happens.
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Re: P25 ID not showing repeaters

Post by VK2YMU » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:24 am

Yes I understand this, however maybe Andy could include this simple feature as I am not the only one wanting this :)

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Re: P25 ID not showing repeaters

Post by KE7FNS » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:24 am

Well, then why don't you ask by making a post in the suggestions section?

He could easily duplicate the lines used for DMR host override with a minor filename adjustment.
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Re: P25 ID not showing repeaters

Post by VK2YMU » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:23 am

Really?

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