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TOPIC: Got no stars is gsc installed error | SOLVED

Got no stars is gsc installed error | SOLVED 4 years 1 month ago #833

I have been running indi with the telescope simulator, ccd simulator and focuser simulator. When I try to use the fits preview facility I get an error "Got no stars, is gsc installed with appropriate environment variables set" I assume this means that the guide star catalogue could not be found. I have installed astrometry.net index files with the exception of 4200-1, 4200-2, 4200-3 and 4200-4 (2-2.8 arc minutes). I also have various catalogues installed in Kstars.
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Got no stars is gsc installed error 4 years 1 month ago #834

Yes, gsc is separate catalog and is used with CCD simulator for development purposes. However, if you want to download and install it, click here to download the archive . It is 235MB in size.

Extract it, then cd to the directory and run:
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr .
sudo make install

You can then use the GSC catalog within the CCD simulator.
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Got no stars is gsc installed error 4 years 4 weeks ago #837

That all worked. I downloaded the gsc catalogue file and once I had updated the C / C++ compiler your instructions worked fine. I have only recently installed the indi software and thought the simulators combined with the video tutorials were a good way of learning how to use the software. So thank you very much for the information.

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Got no stars is gsc installed error 4 years 4 weeks ago #838

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Hi Folks,
I'm new to Linux so not up to speed about what you do with the files, I've got to the extract screen but is there a location they should go and to I enter the two lines of code into Terminal?
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Got no stars is gsc installed error 4 years 4 weeks ago #839

Well, cd to the directory where you downloaded the file, then do the following:
tar -xzf gsc_1.0.orig.tar.gz
cd gsc-1.0/
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr .
sudo make install

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Got no stars is gsc installed error 4 years 4 weeks ago #840

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Thanks fpr the reply but i'm unclear at to what "cd" is short for,the file is in my downloads folder at the moment,

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Got no stars is gsc installed error 4 years 4 weeks ago #841

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I'm interested in getting the CCD simulator running and was following the steps knro provided.
cake ran without problems, also make installed all the files after compiling.
Still, kstars, especially the indi control panel, shows the same error as before: "Got no stars, is gsc installed with appropriate variables set ??".
Which environment variables do I need to set up?

CS,
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Got no stars is gsc installed error 4 years 4 weeks ago #842

Muir - cd (short for change directory) is a Linux command line command and can only be used within a terminal window. Knro is telling you to change to the directory where you extracted the files to then you can use the following commands (also in a terminal)
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr .
sudo make install

I actually came up with a compiler error at that point so I updated (reinstalled) the compiler went through the cmake and make install commands and then it ran fine. The make and cmake commands may not be installed by default - so if necessary install them.

thb - I used the default environment variables. Sounds as if something else is wrong?

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Got no stars is gsc installed error 4 years 4 weeks ago #843

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Since I'm using Ubuntu, I added to my /etc/environment:
GSCDAT=/usr/share/GSC
GSCBIN=/usr/share/GSC/bin

After a restart, those variables are known to "Konsole" and on a text-console login.
Running gsc in console for a known set of RA/DEC coordinates yields a list of stars.
Still, kstars throws the exact same error as above…
Any ideas?

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Got no stars is gsc installed error 4 years 4 weeks ago #845

You don't typically need to set any environment variables yourself. If you type 'which gsc', do you get /usr/bin/gsc ? It seems as if gsc is not in the $PATH

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Got no stars is gsc installed error 4 years 4 weeks ago #846

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/usr/bin is in $PATH, which also finds gsc.

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Got no stars is gsc installed error 4 years 4 weeks ago #847

Well, you can run the simulator in Konsole and see if that makes any difference
indiserver -v indi_simulator_ccd indi_simulator_telescope

Then connect to it in KStars as a client in the Devices Manager window.

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