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direwolf Software "soundcard" modem/TNC and APRS encoder/decoder
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Port Added: 2017-03-24 14:02:01
Last Update: 2022-03-14 00:31:48
Commit Hash: d7758c9
Also Listed In: hamradio
License: GPLv2
SVNWeb : git : Homepage
pkg-plist: as obtained via: make generate-plist
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  1. /usr/local/share/licenses/direwolf-1.6_2/
  2. /usr/local/share/licenses/direwolf-1.6_2/LICENSE
  3. /usr/local/share/licenses/direwolf-1.6_2/GPLv2
  4. bin/aclients
  5. bin/appserver
  6. bin/atest
  7. bin/decode_aprs
  8. bin/direwolf
  9. bin/
  10. bin/gen_packets
  11. bin/kissutil
  12. bin/ll2utm
  13. bin/log2gpx
  14. bin/
  15. bin/
  16. bin/
  17. bin/
  18. bin/
  19. bin/
  20. bin/
  21. bin/
  22. bin/
  23. bin/text2tt
  24. bin/tt2text
  25. bin/ttcalc
  26. bin/utm2ll
  27. man/man1/aclients.1.gz
  28. man/man1/atest.1.gz
  29. man/man1/decode_aprs.1.gz
  30. man/man1/direwolf.1.gz
  31. man/man1/gen_packets.1.gz
  32. man/man1/kissutil.1.gz
  33. man/man1/ll2utm.1.gz
  34. man/man1/log2gpx.1.gz
  35. man/man1/text2tt.1.gz
  36. man/man1/tt2text.1.gz
  37. man/man1/utm2ll.1.gz
  38. share/applications/direwolf.desktop
  39. share/direwolf/symbols-new.txt
  40. share/direwolf/symbolsX.txt
  41. share/direwolf/tocalls.txt
  42. share/doc/direwolf/2400-4800-PSK-for-APRS-Packet-Radio.pdf
  43. share/doc/direwolf/A-Better-APRS-Packet-Demodulator-Part-1-1200-baud.pdf
  44. share/doc/direwolf/A-Better-APRS-Packet-Demodulator-Part-2-9600-baud.pdf
  45. share/doc/direwolf/A-Closer-Look-at-the-WA8LMF-TNC-Test-CD.pdf
  46. share/doc/direwolf/AIS-Reception.pdf
  47. share/doc/direwolf/APRS-Telemetry-Toolkit.pdf
  48. share/doc/direwolf/APRStt-Implementation-Notes.pdf
  49. share/doc/direwolf/APRStt-Listening-Example.pdf
  50. share/doc/direwolf/APRStt-interface-for-SARTrack.pdf
  51. share/doc/direwolf/AX25_plus_FEC_equals_FX25.pdf
  52. share/doc/direwolf/Bluetooth-KISS-TNC.pdf
  53. share/doc/direwolf/
  54. share/doc/direwolf/Going-beyond-9600-baud.pdf
  55. share/doc/direwolf/LICENSE
  56. share/doc/direwolf/
  57. share/doc/direwolf/Raspberry-Pi-APRS-Tracker.pdf
  58. share/doc/direwolf/Raspberry-Pi-APRS.pdf
  59. share/doc/direwolf/Raspberry-Pi-SDR-IGate.pdf
  60. share/doc/direwolf/Successful-APRS-IGate-Operation.pdf
  61. share/doc/direwolf/User-Guide.pdf
  62. share/doc/direwolf/WA8LMF-TNC-Test-CD-Results.pdf
  63. share/doc/direwolf/Why-is-9600-only-twice-as-fast-as-1200.pdf
  64. share/doc/direwolf/conf/direwolf.conf
  65. share/doc/direwolf/conf/sdr.conf
  66. share/doc/direwolf/conf/telem-balloon.conf
  67. share/doc/direwolf/conf/telem-m0xer-3.txt
  68. share/doc/direwolf/conf/telem-volts.conf
  69. share/doc/direwolf/external/LICENSE
  70. share/doc/direwolf/scripts/
  71. share/pixmaps/direwolf_icon.png
  72. @owner
  73. @group
  74. @mode
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Dependency lines:
  • direwolf>0:comms/direwolf
To install the port:
cd /usr/ports/comms/direwolf/ && make install clean
To add the package, run one of these commands:
  • pkg install comms/direwolf
  • pkg install direwolf
NOTE: If this package has multiple flavors (see below), then use one of them instead of the name specified above.
PKGNAME: direwolf
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Build dependencies:
  1. cmake : devel/cmake
  2. ninja : devel/ninja
  3. python3.8 : lang/python38
  4. pkgconf>=1.3.0_1 : devel/pkgconf
Runtime dependencies:
  1. bash : shells/bash
  2. python3.8 : lang/python38
Library dependencies:
  1. : audio/alsa-lib
  2. : astro/gpsd
  3. : comms/hamlib
  4. : audio/portaudio
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Number of commits found: 18

Commit History - (may be incomplete: see SVNWeb link above for full details)
14 Mar 2022 00:31:48
 files touched by this commit commit hash:d7758c90f563430207d788f65b7f87cf91f20c8e  1.6_2
Steve Wills (swills) search for other commits by this committer
Author: Charlie Li
comms/direwolf: fix build with new gpsd

PR:		258112
17 Dec 2021 16:52:23
 files touched by this commit commit hash:89db997b76aa374e5737846097b8cc21aaa4b48d  1.6_1
Diane Bruce (db) search for other commits by this committer
comms/direwolf: Update to 1.6

- Really update to 1.6 this time. Changes involved new buld system.
- Corrected non functioning SED
- petted portlint

- Rather than trying to keep a bunch of different platform specific Makefiles in
sync, "cmake" is now used for greater portability and easier maintenance.

- has a quick summary of the process.  More details in the ***User

- "-X" option enables FX.25 transmission.  FX.25 reception is always enabled so
you don't need to do anything special.  "What is FX.25?" you might ask.  It is
forward error correction (FEC) added in a way that is completely compatible with
an ordinary AX.25 frame.  See new document
***AX25\_plus\_FEC\_equals\_FX25.pdf*** for details.

- Receive AIS location data from ships.  Enable by using "-B AIS" command line
option or "MODEM AIS" in the configuration file.  AIS NMEA sentences are
encapsulated in APRS user-defined data with a "{DA" prefix.  This uses 9600 bps
so you need to use wide band audio, not what comes out of the speaker.  There is
also a "-A" option to generate APRS Object Reports.

- Receive Emergency Alert System (EAS) Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME). 
Enable by using "-B EAS" command line option or "MODEM EAS" in the configuration
file.  EAS SAME messages are encapsulated in APRS user-defined data with a "{DE"
prefix.  This uses low speed AFSK so speaker output is fine.
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12 Dec 2021 13:16:55
 files touched by this commit commit hash:151a0d11f5e8f6e43406febd84e46618c67160d7  1.6
Diane Bruce (db) search for other commits by this committer
comms/direwolf: Update to 1.6

[From bug report]
Update is needed at 1.6 adds many new things
with the possibility of decoding AIS and linking it with Xastir

Thank you 73


PR:		ports/260337
Reported by:
07 Apr 2021 08:09:01
 files touched by this commit commit hash:cf118ccf875508b9a1c570044c93cfcc82bd455c  1.5_1
Mathieu Arnold (mat) search for other commits by this committer
One more small cleanup, forgotten yesterday.
Reported by:	lwhsu
06 Apr 2021 14:31:07
 files touched by this commit commit hash:305f148f482daf30dcf728039d03d019f88344eb  1.5_1
Mathieu Arnold (mat) search for other commits by this committer
Remove # $FreeBSD$ from Makefiles.
11 Mar 2020 08:26:04
Original commit files touched by this commit Revision:528219  1.5_1
lbartoletti search for other commits by this committer
astro/gpsd: Update to 3.20

  - Update to 3.20 (welcome ubxtool and gpsrinex!)
  - Fix SConstruct per python3 [1]
  - Replace spaces by tabs (pet portlint)
  - Fixes astro/foxtrotgps, astro/gpxloggerd and comms/direwolf


[1] scons is py27 only and check py27 packages for a py37 port. I commented
these tests in SConstruct since we already do it in our Makefile.

PR:	243980
Reviewed by:	tcberner (mentor)
Approved by:	tcberner (mentor), maintainer timeout (, > 2
Differential Revision:
22 Jul 2019 17:27:23
Original commit files touched by this commit Revision:507152  1.5
shurd search for other commits by this committer
Update to 1.5, and change maintainer to hamradio@

PR:		236631
Submitted by:	takefu
Approved by:	kevans (maintainer)
10 Sep 2018 13:14:52
Original commit files touched by this commit Revision:479406  1.4_1
mat search for other commits by this committer
Add DOCS options to ports that should have one.

Also various fixes related to said option.

PR:		230864
Submitted by:	mat
exp-runs by:	antoine
06 Jul 2017 01:39:08
Original commit files touched by this commit Revision:445117  1.4_1
ultima search for other commits by this committer
* Updated maintainer email address

PR:		220395
Submitted by:	kevans
Reviewed by:	lifanov (mentor)
Approved by:	lifanov (mentor)
Differential Revision:
23 May 2017 16:00:45
Original commit files touched by this commit Revision:441536  1.4_1
linimon search for other commits by this committer
Unmark broken on powerpc64, it had already been fixed globally.

Reported by:	maintainer
21 May 2017 21:55:08
Original commit files touched by this commit Revision:441429  1.4_1
linimon search for other commits by this committer
Mark some ports failing on power64.  In cases where the error message
was a stub, provide a real one.

While here, pet portlint.

Approved by:	portmgr (tier-2 blanket)
Reported by:	swills
10 May 2017 21:39:14
Original commit files touched by this commit Revision:440595  1.4_1
antoine search for other commits by this committer
Revert r440594, build was fixed in r440513
10 May 2017 21:38:09
Original commit files touched by this commit Revision:440594  1.4_1
antoine search for other commits by this committer

===>   direwolf-1.4_1 depends on shared library: - not found

Reported by:	pkg-fallout
09 May 2017 20:48:18
Original commit files touched by this commit Revision:440513  1.4_1
db search for other commits by this committer
The astro/gpsd update (r439960) removed that Direwolf's LIB_DEPENDS
was described with. Direwolf actually depends on, so this just gets
renamed to reflect actual dependency.

While here, one of the telemetry scripts uses #!/usr/local/bin/python, so mark
the dependency on the python metaport. No PORTREVISION bump because port was
failing to build as of r439960.

PR:		ports/219096
Submitted by:
Reported by:	pkg-fallout
Approved by:	Maintainer
29 Apr 2017 17:55:55
Original commit files touched by this commit Revision:439768  1.4_1
danfe search for other commits by this committer
Do not separate ${DESTDIR}${PREFIX} with a slash: this is redundant when
PREFIX is an absolute path (common case) and could break things if it is
not (and DESTDIR is empty).  Should have been part of r439766.
29 Apr 2017 17:42:25
Original commit files touched by this commit Revision:439766  1.4_1
danfe search for other commits by this committer
Don't pass STAGEDIR via MAKE_ENV, it's already being defined (as DESTDIR)
in MAKE_ARGS.  Also, remove bogus trailing slash when setting INSTALLDIR,
kill EOL whitespace in the port description text, and fix its formatting.

Forgotten by:	db
16 Apr 2017 14:48:16
Original commit files touched by this commit Revision:438662  1.4_1
db search for other commits by this committer
This got lost due to confusion over who was handling what.

> > Attached is a revised patch, s/STAGEDIR/DESTDIR/ and the
> > script was getting installed with the wrong permissions because I
> > overlooked the fact it's installed in the examples/ with a bunch of
> > datafiles.

PR:		ports/436814
Submitted by:	Kyle Evans <>
Reported by:	danfe
MFH:		2017Q2
24 Mar 2017 14:01:49
Original commit files touched by this commit Revision:436814  1.4
db search for other commits by this committer
Dire Wolf is a software "soundcard" modem/TNC and APRS encoder/decoder.
It can be used stand-alone to observe APRS traffic, as a digipeater,
APRStt gateway, or Internet Gateway (IGate). It can also be used as a
virtual TNC for other applications such as APRSIS32, UI-View32, Xastir,
APRS-TW, YAAC, UISS, Linux AX25, SARTrack, RMS Express, BPQ32,
Outpost PM and many others.

PR:		217791
Submitted by:

Number of commits found: 18