[arm-allstar] arm-allstar Digest, Vol 16, Issue 12

AN andy at neu.net
Thu Sep 3 20:30:54 EST 2015

Responding to the message below.


Message: 3
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 12:38:02 -0400
From: Doug Crompton <doug at crompton.com>
To: "arm-allstar at hamvoip.org" <arm-allstar at hamvoip.org>
Subject: [arm-allstar] playnews-0.7 update - possible BBB fix
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Yes, another update. It does not change anything operationally.

I added a variable to set the tmp directory where files are processed. 
This will possibly fix a problem when running playnews with the BBB. The 
BBB has
512K of RAM as opposed to 1G on the RPi2 and Odroid. Depending on 
available ram on the BBB it may or may not process the files. This is 
often a random

Version 0.7 has a new (definable in the script) variable called TMPDIR. 
This by default is set to /tmp which is fine in most situations except the 
BBB users who must use playnews should set this to another location. In 
would probably have to be on the SD card unless you have a USB memory 
installed. While it is not a good idea to use the SD card to continually 
write data it might be your only choice. Make backups of the SD card!

To change the tmp dir path edit the playnews file TMPDIR variable -


or whatever directory you want to put the files in.

Download at -

73 Doug

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Hi Doug:

Nicely done, I tried your fix and it worked on the BBB.  I'll try it some 
more and let you know if I see a problem, but so far so good.



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