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INDI on Debian 9 command line without GUI : ALL Sky system with Moravian CCD

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INDI on Debian 9 command line without GUI : ALL Sky system with Moravian CCD #33250
First of all: Happy New Year!
I'm an amateur astronomer in observing comets. I'm building an Observatory for the moment. Still waiting on a 3.2m dome to arrive. I'm very curious... :woohoo:
For making some live clouddetection etc etc, i've been setting up an SQM meter witch runs under Linux Debian, and also the AAG Cloudwatcher.
Example: astronomie.be/pieterjan.dekelver/NSWS_fi...rvatory%20Gromme.png
I'm really not linux technical, or any program language, but as i found out that linux is very stable to run such kind of things i want to know the following things:

is it possible to :
Control my Moravian G2-8300 CCD camera, ( cooling, exposure time, bin etc ), with the help of INDI in a Command line interface of Debian 9.
And then to save the image on the SD card in my Linux computer system. The total future idea is to even build a webserver on the computer, witch displays the images and controles the camera a bit user friendly with some kind of "GUI".

I have this computer:
I have updated it to the latest firmware with Debian 9 stretch on it.

I want to install the indi-bin package and i run into this problem:

moxa@Moxa:~$ sudo apt-get install libindi1 indi-bin
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
indi-bin : Depends: libc6 (>= 2.28) but 2.24-11+deb9u3 is to be installed
libindi1 : Depends: libcfitsio7 (>= 3.450~) but it is not installable
Depends: libgsl23 (>= 2.5) but it is not installable
Depends: libgslcblas0 (>= 2.4) but it is not installable
Depends: libjpeg8 (>= 8c) but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

I hope you have patience... :)

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INDI on Debian 9 command line without GUI : ALL Sky system with Moravian CCD #33253
Hello and welcome to INDI!

So the short answer to your question is: Yes, you can do everything from the command line.

The long answer is this:

WIth Debian, you have to compile everything yourself. The PPA provided here is for Ubuntu 16.04+. If you want to make your life easier, install Ubuntu 18.04 (Kubuntu 18.04) on your Mini PC and use the PPA to install everything. On Ubuntu, you won't have many issues, it should work out of the box.

WIth Debian, well, it's doable but you need to compile everything yourself.

While you can using INDI scripts to run everything from the command line, it's going to take quite a bit of time to develop all the scripts you want. On the other hand, you can use Ekos of SkyCharts or one of the other INDI clients to do this in GUI.

Good luck!

Jasem Mutlaq
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