Is your longitude 106.155 degrees west? If so, 253.845 degrees would be correct for this number, since it is 360 - 106.155. Converting that number to hms format, I think it would come out close to what showed up in the log. Often, the Longitude number is in an always positive 360 degree format, not E/W or +/- 180 Degree format

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Kstars 3.5.0 OSx' in the forum. 10 hours 58 minutes ago

Now do you know which file was the problem? And can you restore most of your data directory? I assume most of it is fine. Maybe that’s not a great assumption though because we don’t know what happened to the file in the first place. . .

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Yes that is precisely what I mean. StellarSolver can’t give you any feedback unless you turn on alignment logging.

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Did you turn on Alignment logging in the Ekos logs?

If that doesn’t provide enough information, the astrometry logging can be turned on and it can print enormous amounts of information about the solve

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Kstars 3.5.0 OSx' in the forum. 12 hours 19 minutes ago

That is definitely an odd issue. This doesn’t sound like it is a 1.5.0 issue, but some kind of issue in one of your data files. My suggestion is that we should try to diagnose the problem systematically. Can you try renaming the KStars data directory? It is in ~/Library/Application Support/

KStars will make a new one with new data files. Your old ones would be retained in the renamed folder and you can restore them later. Then you should start up KStars and see if it is fixed. If not, there are other things we can check. If it does fix it, you could copy back on most of your data files.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Kstars 3.5.0 OSx' in the forum. 15 hours 37 minutes ago

hatty wrote: Just installed 3.5.0 (11/20/20 build, say pre-release but I guess that's just a typo), and it crashes immediately after I try to add the profile configurations I had before upgrading. It seems all GUI related because the drop-down for profiles doesn't seem like it's working properly.

Thanks,
Hatim


I'm sorry but. I'm not clear on what you mean here? First, what do you mean "add the profile configurations I had before upgrading?" Do you mean the Ekos profiles for your equipment? I am not sure why you have to add those if they were already existing. They should not have been removed? Are you trying to recreate them all? And the second part is not clear either. What do you mean the "drop-down for profiles doesn't seem like it's working properly?" I would like to try to help, or to fix a problem, but I would need know more about what is going on.

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Yeah, sorry I can't help more. If the problem was with StellarSolver or with the Mac version of KStars, I could help you a lot more, but I am not an expert on library linking on Linux systems.

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This sounds to me like a library linking issue on your system. I am not 100% certain, but KStars is linked to GSL and GSL is linked to the CBLAS library. Either the link to CBLAS is broken somehow or maybe CBLAS is out of date? That is my best guess.

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That’s not a bad idea!

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So it actually does log a warning if there are no index files loaded at all, but currently to see the messages from StellarSolver in KStars, you need to have alignment logging turned on. We should definitely think about that.

The problem with having index files included with KStars is that index files are very large and the index files a person will need are very different for different setups. Your statement that it would be good to have the index files needed to solve the simulator images installed from the beginning to encourage users is a good one, except that the index files will take up valuable space that they could be using for the index files they actually need. Also I would worry that having it work out of the box for the simulators would give the user a false sense of security that it would work just fine under the stars with no intervention. I would hate for a user to have it solving just fine with simulators inside and then to go outside only to have it fail under the stars. I would rather have the user find out that they need to download the appropriate index files inside with simulators and be forced to think about which index files they need, get used to that, and then when they get ready to go out under the stars, to think about it again and download the right ones.

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I'm glad you were able to fix it by copying the config file, but it isn't good that this was necessary. As you pointed out this should be addressed. Whether this is an INDI bug, a QT bug, or a KStars bug remains to be seen.

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Rob Lancaster replied to the topic 'Kstars 3.5.0 OSx' in the forum. yesterday

Yes, I think I probably ran the build script prior to Jasem changing that label and message. So the beta statement would be inaccurate, but the message that it was built on 11/20 is probably completely accurate, since that is automatically generated when I build it. I have to build the DMG on my computer and then upload it to the website. The program and its code are constantly changing and improving, but the releases can be considered a snapshot of the current state of the software at that time.

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