I run QGIS on FreeBSD these days, and have found that I need the attached patch to get the grass shell and gps plugin to work. The grass shell patch is needed even to get the thing to compile.
The grass shell patch makes sure the right include files are brought in to get at the PTY functions. The gpsplugin patch changes the preprocessor symbol that selects what style of ports to probe for, and adds a block of code that scans for USB serial adapters. Is there a reason that the GPS plugin's gui doesn't allow one to type in a port? As it is, if the port doesn't show up in the pull-down box, it can't be used. That means that if one were to plug in a USB serial adapter (which causes a new /dev/ucom* node to be created) after the GPS plugin dialog is created, one can't get at it. The attached patch is tested, and I have been able to download gps tracks with the plugin. -- Tom Russo KM5VY SAR502 DM64ux http://www.swcp.com/~russo/ Tijeras, NM QRPL#1592 K2#398 SOC#236 http://kevan.org/brain.cgi?DDTNM "And, isn't sanity really just a one-trick pony anyway? I mean all you get is one trick, rational thinking, but when you're good and crazy, oooh, oooh, oooh, the sky is the limit!" --- The Tick
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