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Building GPS Clock on Pi w/ Debian Stretch

Start with Raspbian Stretch Lite

Install most current packages:
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get dist-upgrade

Clean up packages:
aptitude search ‘~o’
apt-get autoremove


Test GPS Sentences:
cat /dev/ttyAMA0

Limit GPS Sentences:
/bin/echo -e ‘$PMTK314,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,0*29\r\n’ > /dev/ttyAMA0

/bin/echo -e ‘$PMTK314,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0*29\r\n’ > /dev/ttyAMA0

Configure Pi:
configure local >> [*] en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8
timezone >> Chicago
advanced >> Expand filesystem


Get and Unpack NTP source:
wget http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~ntp/ntp_spool/ntp4/ntp-4.2/ntp-4.2.8p12.tar.gz
tar -zxvf ntp-4.2.8p12.tar.gz

Compile NTP:
apt-get install libcap-dev

./configure –disable-all-clocks –disable-parse-clocks –without-lineeditlibs –enable-NMEA –enable-LOCAL-CLOCK –enable-SHM –enable-linuxcaps –enable-ATOM –enable-pps –with-sntp=no –prefix=/usr

Pi GPPS Clocks

Use Chris’ PPS kernel (until I have time or am compelled to compile my own).

Compile ntp 4.2.6p5 as follows (from aquarat):
But first: apt-get install libcap-dev

./configure --enable-ATOM --enable-NMEA --enable-linuxcaps; make; make install

Disable TTY on /dev/AMA0 in /boot/cmdline.txt
dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=tty1 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext4 elevator=deadline rootwait

Set baud rate in /boot/config.txt

Disable GPU sdram pause
# Disable GPU sdram mem pause

Comment out getty in /etc/inittab:

#Spawn a getty on Raspberry Pi serial line
#T0:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L ttyAMA0 115200 vt100

Add pps-gpio to /etc/modules