Installing into a venv (python virtualenv):
1. Install pip in current user profile (optional).
python3 -m pip install --user --upgrade pip
2. Ensure you are using Python 3.3 or greater.
Note: For this exercise I recommend 3.11 or whatever the creator's GitHub states.
python3 -V -or- python -v
3. Create your venv, activate environment and confirm you are in the environment.
python3 -m venv env source env/bin/activate which python
After executing 'which python' you should see '.../env/bin/python' where ... is the full path to the environment.
4. Install aprsd within the environment created above.
python3 -m pip install aprsd
5. I created my 'aprsd.yml' in the directory above the 'env' directory using the following command.
aprsd sample-config > aprsd.yml
Using your favorite editor (mine is vim) edit the config file you just created. I read each setting and enabled most of them using default. Some parameters required me to get information from the web like: aprs.fi passkey and magicbug password. Once you're satisfied start the aprsd server with the -c flag and filename. Being that I performed this in the environment above the env directory id did the following.
aprsd server -c aprsd.yml
Note: Do not close the command prompt window else you shutdown the server. If you want to shut down the aprsd server gracefully use ctrl+c keyboard key combination.
6. Install web client in venv where aprsd was installed above.
pip install gunicorn
7. Start the web client. I'm stuck here
gunicorn --bind 127.0.0.1:8080 "aprsd.wsgi:app"
8. To deactivate the venv.