It might be useful to know that the osgeo live dvd (based on
debian/xubuntu) is also using a more recent gpsdrive version.
I have no time to review the installation script, but perhaps it
contains things which might be useful for the debian package:

On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 5:54 PM, Andrew Higginson <> wrote:
> Package: gpsdrive
> Version: 2.10~pre4-6.dfsg-3ubuntu4
> Severity: important
> The version of gspdrive in the Debian repos is very old and needs to be 
> updated. the current version of the package doesn't even work as a GPS 
> program due to an incompatibility - the main purpose of the program.
> The new version of gpsdrive has lots of bug fixes and changes the application 
> quite a bit (the build system has even changed).
> I would ask that someone package the new gpsdrive so that it becomes a usable 
> application for what it was created for. I started some of the work looking 
> at the patches that had been incorporated etc. and updated the patches that 
> are still needed, the can be see in this ZIP
> (NOTE: The new version of gpsdrive using cmake)
> References:
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: squeeze/sid
>  APT prefers lucid-updates
>  APT policy: (500, 'lucid-updates'), (500, 'lucid-security'), (500, 'lucid')
> Architecture: i386 (i686)
> Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-22-generic (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
> Locale: LANG=en_GB.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
> Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
> Versions of packages gpsdrive depends on:
> ii  gpsdrive-dat 2.10~pre4-6.dfsg-3ubuntu4   Car navigation system
> ii  libart-2.0-2 2.3.20-2build1              Library of functions for 2D 
> graphi
> ii  libatk1.0-0  1.30.0-0ubuntu2.1           The ATK accessibility toolkit
> ii  libboost-fil 1.40.0-4ubuntu4             filesystem operations (portable 
> pa
> ii  libboost-sys 1.40.0-4ubuntu4             Operating system (e.g. 
> diagnostics
> ii  libc6        2.11.1-0ubuntu7.2           Embedded GNU C Library: Shared 
> lib
> ii  libcairo2    1.8.10-2ubuntu1             The Cairo 2D vector graphics 
> libra
> ii  libdbus-1-3  1.2.16-2ubuntu4             simple interprocess messaging 
> syst
> ii  libdbus-glib 0.84-1                      simple interprocess messaging 
> syst
> ii  libfontconfi 2.8.0-2ubuntu1              generic font configuration 
> library
> ii  libfreetype6 2.3.11-1ubuntu2.1           FreeType 2 font engine, shared 
> lib
> ii  libgcc1      1:4.4.3-4ubuntu5            GCC support library
> ii  libglib2.0-0 2.24.1-0ubuntu1             The GLib library of C routines
> ii  libgtk2.0-0  2.20.1-0ubuntu2+menuproxy11 The GTK+ graphical user interface
> ii  libmapnik0.7 0.7.0-2ubuntu1              C++/Python toolkit for developing
> ii  libpango1.0- 1.28.0-0ubuntu2             Layout and rendering of 
> internatio
> ii  libpcre3     7.8-3build1                 Perl 5 Compatible Regular 
> Expressi
> ii  libstdc++6   4.4.3-4ubuntu5              The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
> ii  libxml2      2.7.6.dfsg-1ubuntu1         GNOME XML library
> ii  openstreetma 1:0.0.svn18468-1            Collection of map icons (classic 
> s
> ii  openstreetma 1:0.0.svn18468-1            Collection of map icons (square 
> se
> Versions of packages gpsdrive recommends:
> pn  gpsd                          <none>     (no description available)
> pn  gpsdrive-scripts              <none>     (no description available)
> Versions of packages gpsdrive suggests:
> pn  flite | festival              <none>     (no description available)
> pn  mysql-server                  <none>     (no description available)
> pn  osm2pgsql                     <none>     (no description available)
> pn  postgresql-8.3-postgis        <none>     (no description available)
> -- no debconf information
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