The packet forwarder is a program running on the host of a Lora gateway
that forwards RF packets receive by the concentrator to a server through
a IP/UDP link, and emits RF packets that are sent by the server.
It can also emit a network-wide GPS-synchronous beacon signal used for
coordinating all nodes of the network.
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
To install helium-pktfwd, simply use the following command: