Instructions on how to update RMSGateway

Instructions on how to update to the latest scripts supporting Winlink
V5 CMS Web Services.

You need to complete this update soon as Winlink is switching its Web
Services over to only support their latest version. Note that no C
files changed for this upgrade just python scripts & the
/etc/rmsgw/hosts file.

First check your python version:

python –version

The new scripts have a requirement of python version 2.7.9 or above.
If you are running a Debian distribution then wheezy will not work,
jessie, stretch & sid are OK.

Second check that you have an /etc/rmsgw/sysop.xml file.

If you don’t have a sysop.xml file then read the admin/ file

Note that the & scripts currently do not work
for the new Winlink Web Services because the SysopGet web service is
not enabled for our key. This may change in the future. If you do not
have a sysop.xml file you can use BEFORE you do the update.

If your system passed the python version test then you can easily
upgrade like this:

git clone
cd rmsgw/admin
# become root & run this command

Verify that the update is working

# As root run the test script in the admin directory


# Search the log file for any errors
# The log file grabs some of the rms.debug log file and you are only
# concerned with errors found after you ran the test script

grep -i error /root/tmp/debuglog.txt

Now go to ( and look at
the Winlink Packet RMS Map/RMS List/Gateway Versions sections.
Search for your call sign.

For more information read the file in the rmsgw/admin
directory here:

/Basil n7nix

RMSGateway New version

There is a new version of RMSGateway. This is at the moment in Beta test. See the mail of Basil N7NIX.
If you like to test the new code. Just mail N7NIX. basil (@)


The new code (version 2.5.0) has been running on a few machines for the
last couple of days. I would like to get a few more sites to try out the
new code before it is released.

If you would like to help please contact me directly & I will give you
instructions on how to install the new code. Only the python scripts &
xml files changed to support the latest Winlink Web Services.

/Basil n7nix

RmsGateway Install and Update script

C. Schuman wrote a script to install and update RMS Gateway. It`s very handy now the are very busy with updating the code of RMS Gateway to handle the new demands of Winlink.

You just have to pay attention to these lines of code that you have the right version.

The version rmsgw-2.4.0-181.1.tar.bz2 is of 14-Sep-2018 16:41