Stellarum star catalog updates won't install in Ubuntu 9.10

Asked by RyanCArbon on 2009-11-21

After waiting patiently to download the gig of catalogue updates (files 1 through 5), It says to restart Stellarium to apply the updates. I restarted the software, and I saw that I was back at square one. (the button was set back to start download of package 1) How do I make sure these install next time?

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RyanCArbon (ryancarbon) said : #1

I'm using Stellarium 0.10.2

Best Bogdan Marinov (daggerstab) said : #2

You have several options:

Since you have already downloaded the catalogs, the files themselves should be in ~/.stellarium/stars/default

Copy the stars.ini file from /usr/share/stellarium/stars/default to ~/.stellarium/stars/default, then edit it to add the new catalog files, following the format of the first four default entries.

If you don't have the files, or you don't mind downloading them again, you can EITHER:

Run Stellarium as an administrator/root to download them. Just open a terminal and write:
<code>gksudo stellarium</code>


Copy the /stars directory from /usr/share/stellarium/ to ~/.stellarium/ and then run Stellarium to download the catalogs.

Bogdan Marinov (daggerstab) said : #3

And please ignore the <code> tags above, Launchpad does not allow editing posted comments. That line should read:

gksudo stellarium

RyanCArbon (ryancarbon) said : #4

I had to re-download them. Then under root, edit the stars.ini to include the new ones. Thanks, that fixes it!