HOWTO: scons gpsd build incorrect and ntpshmmon gives no data

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Thu Aug 9 23:14:56 UTC 2018

MIKE MAJOR via devel <devel at>:
>     On Wednesday, August 8, 2018 12:01 AM, Gary E. Miller via devel <devel at> wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Aug 2018 03:15:54 +0000 (UTC)
> MIKE MAJOR via devel <devel at> wrote:
> >> In the HOWTO section "Live-test the GPS", the reader is instructed to
> >> build gpsd using: $scons timeservice=yes magic_hat=yes nmea0183=yes
> >> fixed_port_speed=9600 fixed_stop_bits=1
> > Not really.  That is just an eplanation for what clockmaker --build
> > does.
> I guess that is where I misunderstood. I'm used to a HOWTO explaining the steps to perform a certain task. The steps are laid out in order. The reader then follows along, repeating the steps on his/her computer to achieve the task. 
> It was not clear to me that the expectation is to use clockmaker to perform the tasks and read along only for instructional purposes. I thought I could choose to do one of two things: take the easy way and run clockmaker to save some typing OR take the detailed way and type the commands one by one.

"In the recipe that follows, steps marked "{--config}" or "{--build}"
are parts clockmaker will do for you if you run it.  It is
recommended that you read the steps to understand the process, then
use clockmaker to avoid most of the typing."

> Everything is working correctly now. 


> >> Cross checking with the clockmaker script showed that 2 options are>> missing from the HOWTO text: ublox=yes mtk3301=yes

I'll re-add those.
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