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Package request: gpsd #1330

robinpaulson opened this issue Aug 29, 2017 · 3 comments


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commented Aug 29, 2017

gpsd is licensed under BSD and from what I gather, it is incorporated into proprietary code when it is included in Android - at least for my Samsung Galaxy S3 anyway.

I use Replicant, a free software (proprietary blobs removed) derivative of Android, hence gpsd is not included. It would be great to get a vanilla version of gpsd added to termux so I and other Replicant users can use gps devices.

There are build instructions included for Android, it requires the NDK, scons and python to build:


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commented Aug 6, 2018

Hello! Have any body found a way to install gpsd on Android?


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commented Feb 24, 2019

I can get the GPS data live stream out of android into termux with the app BlueNMEA, and sent that stream over cellular connection to my PC at home, with netcat.

I still have to find out how to push that data into gpsd programs. I am new in GPS programs.

Also there is this termux command "termux-location", it gives a one-shot current location data, so the device node is accessible (don't know whether I am root or not).

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