Welcome to the Cumulus Support forum.

Latest Cumulus MX release 3.11.4 (build 3133) - 25 May 2021
Legacy Cumulus 1 release v1.9.4 (build 1099) - 28 November 2014 (a patch is available for 1.9.4 build 1099 that extends the date range of drop-down menus to 2030)

Download the Software (Cumulus MX / Cumulus 1 and other related items) from the Wiki

If you are interested in supporting Cumulus then maybe you would like to contribute to the maintenance of the Wiki? This need not take hours of your time - just a half hour here and there can make a big difference, particularly if many people are doing this. Any contributions are very welcome, whether they involve new content or editing of existing content. It will be very helpful to current and future users of Cumulus software if the Wiki is kept well-maintained and current. If you are interested then please contact forum user saratogaWX and ask for a Wiki account.

CumulusMX Raspberry PI and nginx

Share your Cumulus MX user interface here

Moderator: mcrossley

Post Reply
Joe Curtis
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun 07 Jun 2009 2:07 pm
Weather Station: W-8681
Operating System: RPI Buster MX 3117
Contact:

CumulusMX Raspberry PI and nginx

Post by Joe Curtis »

Having run Cumulus 1 for a number of years on a pc feeding an apache web server on a linux (Fedora) box (http://www.craythorneweather.info) from a Fine Offset weather station, I have changed to running MX on a raspberry pi 3. This has enabled me to get the wireless receiver and raspberry pi far closer to the weather station than was possible with my pc and eliminate the high level of signal drop outs that were occurring.
My templates are modified versions of the standard templates and the installation of the latest versions of MX and mono on the RPI went without a hitch.
At the moment I am feeding two systems from MX on the RPI, my original apache server by ftp on the fedora system which is exposed to the outside world and a nginx web server on the RPI with files copied using the 'extra web files' facility which I can browse on the local network.
As both systems use the same files they are identical with the exception of the moon graphic. The PHP coding for this works perfectly on the apache server but not on the nginx one. It's not a question of PHP not working on nginx as I can run a test PHP file and get the correct result. As it is the same file that sent to both servers I am at a loss to isolate the cause.
Any suggestion on how to narrow down my search for the error would be most welcome.
Joe Curtis

User avatar
mcrossley
Posts: 8560
Joined: Thu 07 Jan 2010 9:44 pm
Weather Station: Davis VP2/WLL
Operating System: Buster Lite rPi
Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK
Contact:

Re: CumulusMX Raspberry PI and nginx

Post by mcrossley »

Do you have the PHP GD package installed?

Which moon graphic code are you using?

Joe Curtis
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun 07 Jun 2009 2:07 pm
Weather Station: W-8681
Operating System: RPI Buster MX 3117
Contact:

Re: CumulusMX Raspberry PI and nginx

Post by Joe Curtis »

I am using files (and instructions) out of the moonphase.zip file from David at djmsystems. The version of PHP I have on the RPI is PHP5-FPM which is the version shown in most of the nginx configuration examples I have seen.
I'll read up on GD and substitute that. Many thanks for the pointer.
Joe Curtis

Joe Curtis
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun 07 Jun 2009 2:07 pm
Weather Station: W-8681
Operating System: RPI Buster MX 3117
Contact:

Re: CumulusMX Raspberry PI and nginx

Post by Joe Curtis »

That solved it. Many thanks. I can now get on with my life!
Joe Curtis

Post Reply