predict - Satellite Tracking Program with Optional Voice Output

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Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename predict_2.2.3-4+b2_amd64.deb
Package name predict
Package version 2.2.3
Package release 4+b2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category field::astronomy hamradio hardware::hamradio interface::text-mode network::server role::program uitoolkit::ncurses
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer A. Maitland Bottoms <>
Download size 743.17 KB
Installed size 1.86 MB
This is a satellite tracking program.  It is probably mostly of interest to
users of amateur satellites, but includes support for optionally announcing
azimuth and elevation to help in manual antenna pointing, or optical
observation of satellites.
The upstream predict sources include a front-end called 'map', which is
called predict-map in the Debian package.
The 'ntp' package is suggested because accurate satellite tracking depends
on precise knowledge of ground station time and location.


Package Version Architecture Repository
predict_2.2.3-4+b2_i386.deb 2.2.3 i386 Debian Main
predict - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7
libncurses5 >= 6
libtinfo5 >= 6
netbase >= 4.07


Type URL
Binary Package predict_2.2.3-4+b2_amd64.deb
Source Package predict

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install predict deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install predict




2013-09-29 - Bdale Garbee <>
predict (2.2.3-4) unstable; urgency=low
* fix FTBFS through application of blunt force to gsat's,
closes: #713687
2011-12-06 - gregor herrmann <>
predict (2.2.3-3.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix "ftbfs with gold or ld --no-add-needed": add patch from Ubuntu / 
John T. Nogatch (move -lm to the end of the lines in debian/rules). 
Change the order of some more cc invocations.
(Closes: #615766, LP: #770815)
2010-05-27 - A. Maitland Bottoms <>
predict (2.2.3-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Update for libforms2 (Closes: #583174)
* debian/compat set to 7.
* Bump Standards Version to 3.8.4.
* man page is OK, don't include predict.txt.gz (Closes: #429049)
* Include patches from Ubuntu (Closes: #576087, #576365)
* debian/patched/140_fix-buffer-overflow.diff: Fix buffer
overflow on launching with -s (patch from Norvald H. Ryeng)
* debian/patches/141_buffer_overflow.diff: Fix a buffer overflow that 
makes predict-g1yyh crash when printing predictions (p, v, s, n and
o commands). Patch courtesy of Norvald H. Ryeng
* debian/patches/180_reworked_gui.diff: resizes and repositions
widgets after GTK2 changes. Patch courtesy of Norvald H. Ryeng
2009-11-15 - A. Maitland Bottoms <>
predict (2.2.3-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Acknowledge NMU - Barry deFreese's change to quilt
and general bug fixing (Closes: #429055, #437790, #515432)
* build gsat with current config.sub and config.guess files
* Lintian fixes, minimize .diff size
2009-03-12 - Barry deFreese <>
predict (2.2.3-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add quilt patch system.
+ Move existing inline changes to quilt.
* Build with Gtk2. (Closes: #515432).
* Install defaults in proper location. (Closes: #429055).
+ Thanks to Timo Lindfors for the fix.
* Don't strip on build. (Closes: #437790).
+ Thanks to Timo Lindfors for the fix.
* Make clean not ignore errors.
* Bump debhelper build-dep to >> 5.0.0.
* Move DH_COMPAT from rules to debian/compat and set to 5.
* Bump Standards Version to 3.8.3.
2006-08-05 - A. Maitland Bottoms <>
predict (2.2.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* New predict-g1yyh is predict-2.2.1jh4.c
* Acknowledge NMU, fix X build, update standards version
* mention predict-map in description (Closes: #379731)
2006-07-31 - Margarita Manterola <>
predict (2.2.2-6.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-Maintainer Upload to fix Failure to Build From Source due to a change
in the location of forms.h.  Thanks to Luca Bruno for the patch.
(Closes: #379495).
2005-09-11 - A. Maitland Bottoms <>
predict (2.2.2-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Correct errno use in gsat application (Closes: #326399)
* Define _XOPEN_SOURCE for correctly using Unix98 pty support
function ptsname() in fodtrack utility (Closes: #326396)
2005-04-02 - A. Maitland Bottoms <>
predict (2.2.2-5) unstable; urgency=low
* earthtrack uses the full option name -projection to invoke
xplanet necessary since xplanet 1.1.2 no longer uses -proj
2003-12-31 - A. Maitland Bottoms <>
predict (2.2.2-4) unstable; urgency=low
* OK. Now the `TERM=none predict -s` daemon functions, too

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