Patches for Antelope Release 4.7 Sun Solaris SPARC

  • qt2orb_1.0 Wednesday April 13, 2005
  • This fixes an intermittent problem where qt2orb
    exits unexpectedly without any apparent errors.
  • dbgrassoc.0.0 Thursday June 23, 2005
  • This adds a dummy default value for
    the author_priority array in the dbgrassoc
    parameter file.
  • orbtail.0.0 Friday July 01, 2005
  • This fixes a problem where certain log
    packets were printed without a newline at the
    end of the log message.
  • orblag.0 Monday July 18, 2005
  • Assortment of patches in liborb and libstock mostly
    to support later patches
    * new ORB_IP_ADDRESS environment variable supports machines
       with multiple ip addresses behind a firewall with holes 
       for only one ip address.
    * new orblag routine
    * handle EINTR in poll
    * crc name change for mac
    * handle fflush errors in elog routines
    * morph routine change for mac
  • orbxfer.0 Tuesday July 19, 2005
  • This patch has a replacement for orbxfer: orbxfer2. The
    new program should be easier to use, and when properly
    set up, should avoid problems like over running the output
    orb when transferring large files.  The packet format for
    orbxfer2 is completely incompatible with the original 
    orbxfer.  orbxfer2 uses a parameter file for configuration.
    Incoming files are first written to a temporary file
    named "filename-" which is then renamed to "filename"
    when the copy is complete.  orbxfer2 has no architecture
    dependencies, unlike the original.
    The new packet type requires an updated version of libPkt.
    This patch also includes a new version of orbxfer includes
    a variety of minor changes.  However, you should use 
    orbxfer2 if possible.
  • cd2orb.0 Tuesday July 19, 2005
  • This version handles odd input streams more gracefully
    and with better diagnostics.
    It will also reliably fill in calib and calper from a 
    database calibration table into the output cd1 packets.
    A parameter file allows selecting the verbosity for each
    incoming data stream.
  • db2sd.0 Tuesday July 19, 2005
  • Fix problem with wrong endtimes in 052 blockettes due to
    changes in sitechan (orientation) without corresponding
    changes in calibration table.
    If fc is less than zero, use zero in the 058 blockettes 
    following a new undocumented rule for channels
    where the concept of frequency is meaningless.
    Update orbxfer2 so that it positions orb read pointer to
    earliest packet when state file resurrection fails.
  • dbbuild.0 Tuesday July 19, 2005
  • New version of dbbuild
    * new hierarchical menus for sensor and datalogger
    * separate sensor and datalogger gains on gui main panel
    * lookup of gains by serial number for sensor and datalogger
    * display units in balloon for sensor
    ** Caution **
       sensor and datalogger parameter files have changed, which 
       means locally generated parameter files must be updated.
  • snapshots_rtmail.0 Tuesday July 19, 2005
  • Improve snapshots by adding/modifying some of the commands
    Add inspect_snapshot script
    Make rtmail use the information from
  • orb2db.0 Wednesday July 20, 2005
  • Ungraceful shutdown of orb2db (eg, power failure) results in
    unreasonably large values in nsamp and endtime on restart when the
    datatype is not sd.  This can cause data to be lost.
  • orb2db.2.0 Monday August 01, 2005
  • orb2db would die with the message:
      orb2db *fatal*: itrwfdata: unrecognized error
    when attempting to fill a gap in data which also had
    clip errors.  This patch fixes the error check, and 
    orb2db correctly fills the gap.
  • orbtail_orbmsd2days.0 Thursday August 11, 2005
  • orbtail
       Fix a memory leak
       Make state file and positioning functional
       add -c option, correct -m and -r options
       allow absolute paths for -w option 
  • seed_orb2db.0 Friday October 07, 2005
  • *) correct a bug which led to a negative amplitude in
    a PAZ stage in a seed volume when the normalization constant
    for that stage was negative.
    *) provide loadable b051 and b059 tables under the css3.0
    schema to allow more easily creating comments in a seed
    volume with sd2db and make_dataless_seed.
    *) correct a problem when trying to use option to screen
    out packets which are too old or too new.
  • orbwfmeas.0.0 Wednesday December 21, 2005
  • This patch fixes a variety of problems in orbwfmeas
    and dbwfmeas related to multi-channel gme-related
    processing. Depending on the mix of channels and
    inter-channel latencies, the previous versions 
    would occasionally output spurious measurement
  • antelope_update.0 Monday January 30, 2006
  • Fix various problems which can prevent patches from being
    properly installed, although the program seems to 
    indicate otherwise.  These are particularly noticeable on 
    the Macintosh and on 64 bit Linux systems.
    You may need to install this patch by downloading it by
    hand from and then 
    unpacking it into /opt/antelope/4.7/bin with the following
        # cd / ; gzcat /tmp/antelope_update.0.tar.gz | tar xvf - 
  • q3302orb_1.0 Thursday February 02, 2006
  • This fixes an obscure bug that only was uncovered recently.
    The bug involves a situation where q3302orb would occasionally
    introduce a short data gap due to improper processing of certain
    kinds of "configuration change" notices from the Q330. Another
    less common side effect could cause q3302orb to crash. Although
    we normally would not release a patch so late in the release
    cycle, we felt this was important enough to do so now. Please
    note that there are a number of other changes related to 
    function enhancements for the upcoming 4.8 release (although
    incomplete). The accompanying man page and paraneter file
    reflect all of these changes.