Trouble installing Noaa-apt Satellite decoding software.

Fkawee

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Hello Everyone
I have a Toshiba Satellite C650 laptop running Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS.
I am trying to install a satellite decoding program called noaa-apt

noaa-apt image decoder (mbernardi.com.ar)
Download (mbernardi.com.ar)

When I try to run this command

" sudo apt install ~/Downloads/noaa-apt_X.X.X-1_amd64.deb "

I get this response.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt install ~/Downloads/noaa-apt_X.X.X-1_amd64.deb
[sudo] password for fkawee:
Reading package lists... Done
E: Unsupported file /home/fkawee/Downloads/noaa-apt_X.X.X-1_amd64.deb given on commandline
[email protected]:~$

On the website they show these dependencies as shown below:

"On Windows there aren’t any dependencies, on Linux you probably already have installed what you need (unless you have very old packages):
GTK+ >= 3.16 (Only for the GUI version)
gdk-pixbuf >= 2.32 (Only for the GUI version)
glibc >= 2.19
libgcc"

Does my version of Ubuntu have these?
Any insight or tips are welcome.
This is my last step.. err second last step to be able to track, receive and decode the Noaa Satellite weather images using a RTL-SDR receiver. I have Gpredict and Gqrx software installed and running correctly.
The last step is to build the antenna.
Thanks in advance
Cheers
 


f33dm3bits

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Try this instead.
Code:
sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/noaa-apt_X.X.X-1_amd64.deb
Then share the output?
 

Fkawee

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Try this instead.
Code:
sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/noaa-apt_X.X.X-1_amd64.deb
Then share the output?
Gi'day
Thank you for the quick reply
Here are the results

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/noaa-apt_X.X.X-1_amd64.deb
dpkg: error: cannot access archive '/home/fkawee/Downloads/noaa-apt_X.X.X-1_amd64.deb': No such file or directory
 

f33dm3bits

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I see the problem, you copied the exact example but the X's should be replaced with the version number. Try this instead and share the output.
Code:
sudo apt install ~/Downloads/noaa-apt_1.3.0-1_amd64.deb
 

Fkawee

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Thank you again for your quick reply.
I just did something and had a surprising result.
I double clicked on the deb file in the download directory and poof it loaded.
Go figure eh! lol
Thank you f33dm3bits ,your encouragement helped tremendously
I think your answer is correct thanks
Now for that antenna
Cheers All
 

f33dm3bits

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I just did something and had a surprising result.
I double clicked on the deb file in the download directory and poof it loaded.
By double clicking on the file you downloaded it opened gdebi, a graphical tool for viewing and installing deb files which also does dependency resolving. Glad you figured that out yourself and glad that you learned something new!
 

Fkawee

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By double clicking on the file you downloaded it opened gdebi, a graphical tool for viewing and installing deb files which also does dependency resolving. Glad you figured that out yourself and glad that you learned something new!
Yea I learnt that by accident, pushing buttons ya know :cool:
 

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There's also a lovely QApt Package Installer, another GUI method to install .deb files. It lacks some of the features GDebi has, such as the ability to remove packages, but it does a decent job of it and it seems lighter/faster than GDebi.

It's on my list of articles to write, but I haven't gotten there yet.
 
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