MLS Manager

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This app is a manager for Mozilla Location Service offline packages for Sailfish OS.

!!! Warning !!!

When using this app deinstall all other mls offline packages from other users first! This software overrides this data otherwise.

Mozilla Location Service

This app uses the offline data from Mozilla Location Service. The data is licensed under Public Domain.

Intention of project

I had alread released some offline packages on but I realized keeping all of them up to date will be a very hard job. An other problem is the big package sizes, taking away a lot of ressources from OpenRepos.

So I decided to host my own repository with packages and create a manager app. And here we are...

All of this is only intended as a temporary solution until Jolla presents an alternative.

Development Status

The main functionality is given (I hope) but code is a bit hacky at the moment. It needs to be improved in the future.

Automatic Updates

Updates with actual data will be released weekly (if possible).
I have created an automatic package creation pipline to make the job a bit easier for me.

Available Countries

At the moment 185 different countries are available.

Available Regions

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia and Oceania
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America

How to use

In order to make use of the offline data, the option "High-accuracy positioning" or at least "Battery saving mode" must be active in the location settings of Sailfish OS .

Storage Location

Packages with version >2021.02.10-1 the installation path is in "/home/.system/usr/share/geoclue-provider-mlsdb/".  So no worry about size on ROOT partition. Thanks abranson for his suggestion.


  • English
  • German
  • Norwegian (by comradekingu)
  • Polish (by atlochowski)
  • Slovak (by okruhliak)

Your language is not available? You are welcome to support this project by translating it on my self hosted Weblate server:



I want to thank Petr Tsymbarovich(osetr) for his work on Storeman. His code helped me to get an idea how to handle repositories.

Source code is available on Github:


If you like my work you can buy me a beer.


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Application versions: 
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.0-1.armv7hl.rpm208.35 KB06/02/2021 - 20:39
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.1-1.armv7hl.rpm208.86 KB06/02/2021 - 23:05
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.2-1.armv7hl.rpm391.21 KB07/02/2021 - 13:30
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.2-1.i486.rpm398.46 KB09/02/2021 - 20:19
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.3-1.armv7hl.rpm392.46 KB09/02/2021 - 22:18
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.3-1.i486.rpm399.93 KB09/02/2021 - 22:18
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.4-1.armv7hl.rpm393.36 KB11/02/2021 - 20:50
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.4-1.i486.rpm401.02 KB11/02/2021 - 20:50
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.5-1.armv7hl.rpm393.16 KB13/02/2021 - 12:45
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.5-1.i486.rpm400.89 KB13/02/2021 - 12:45
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.6-1.armv7hl.rpm393.42 KB19/02/2021 - 23:02
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.6-1.i486.rpm401.26 KB19/02/2021 - 23:02
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.7-1.armv7hl.rpm394.88 KB02/03/2021 - 11:30
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.9-1.i486.rpm404.11 KB02/03/2021 - 23:16
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.9-1.armv7hl.rpm396.25 KB02/03/2021 - 23:19
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.10-1.armv7hl.rpm398.91 KB03/03/2021 - 13:50
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.10-1.i486.rpm406.55 KB03/03/2021 - 13:50
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.11-1.armv7hl.rpm399.33 KB07/03/2021 - 11:42
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.11-1.i486.rpm407.3 KB07/03/2021 - 11:42
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.12-1.armv7hl.rpm399.48 KB19/04/2021 - 18:54
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.12-1.i486.rpm407.41 KB19/04/2021 - 18:54
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.12-1.aarch64.rpm403.3 KB19/04/2021 - 18:54
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.13-1.aarch64.rpm403.65 KB01/06/2021 - 19:47
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.13-1.armv7hl.rpm400.02 KB01/06/2021 - 19:47
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.13-1.i486.rpm407.82 KB01/06/2021 - 19:47
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.14-1.i486.rpm407.88 KB15/07/2021 - 20:34
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.14-1.armv7hl.rpm400 KB15/07/2021 - 20:34
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.14-1.aarch64.rpm404.08 KB15/07/2021 - 20:34
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.15-1.i486.rpm408.5 KB01/09/2021 - 18:38
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.15-1.armv7hl.rpm400.72 KB01/09/2021 - 18:38
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.1.15-1.aarch64.rpm404.28 KB01/09/2021 - 18:38
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.2.0-1.i486.rpm446.14 KB13/10/2021 - 21:05
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.2.0-1.aarch64.rpm441.62 KB13/10/2021 - 21:05
File harbour-mlsmanager-0.2.0-1.armv7hl.rpm438.04 KB13/10/2021 - 21:05
* Wed Oct 13 2021 Black Sheep <> 0.2.0-1
- Add regions (Africa / Asia / Australia & Oceania / Europe / North America / South America)
- Improvements & Bufixes

* Wed Sep 01 2021 Black Sheep <> 0.1.15-1
- Translation update (Polish / Slovak)
- Remove repository on deinstall (4.2.0 seems to have a problem with it at the moment)

* Thu Jul 15 2021 Black Sheep <> 0.1.14-1
- Improved scrolling behaviour (thanks to Petr Tsymbarovich for his contribution)

* Tue Jun 01 2021 Black Sheep <> 0.1.13-1
- Translation fixes Slovak (thanks to Ladislav Hodas)
- Add button to star repo with SailHub in about page

* Mon Apr 19 2021 Black Sheep <> 0.1.12-1
- Translation fixes
- Build for aarch64

* Sun Mar 07 2021 Black Sheep <> 0.1.11-1
- Polish translation updated (thanks to atlochowski)
- Show package version info in list

* Wed Mar 03 2021 Black Sheep <> 0.1.10-1
- Add translation information with self hosted weblate server

* Tue Mar 02 2021 Black Sheep <> 0.1.9-1
- Polish translation added (atlochowski)

* Tue Mar 02 2021 Black Sheep <> 0.1.7-1
- Norwegian translation added (comradekingu) 
- Slovak translation added (okruhliak)

* Fri Feb 19 2021 Black Sheep <> 0.1.6-1
- Add page busy indicator

* Sat Feb 13 2021 Black Sheep <> 0.1.5-1
- Error notifications
- Bugfixes

* Thu Feb 11 2021 Black Sheep <> 0.1.4-1
- Fixed bug when install all available package updates
- Fixed translations
- Optimizations

* Tue Feb 09 2021 Black Sheep <> 0.1.3-1
- Show progress of install / remove / update operation of package

* Sun Feb 07 2021 Black Sheep <> 0.1.2-1
- Update notifications
- Update all packages at once in pulley menu
- Remorse timer for actions
- No need to make a new version of this app when new country is available
- Code cleanup and improvments

* Sat Feb 06 2021 Black Sheep <> 0.1.1-1
- Added Russia (thanks to osetr again)

* Sat Feb 06 2021 Black Sheep <> 0.1.0-1
- Intitial release


ABreen's picture

My country is New Zealand. High accuracy is turned on. I'll try uninstalling and re installing and have a look in that folder. Thanks

ABreen's picture

Something has happened recently which is preventing me getting an approximate location. It worked right at the start but doesn't appear to be working anymore. Xperia XA2 Sailfish 4.

black_sheep_dev's picture

For me it is working (germany). Which is your country? Did you try to deinstall and install the specific package? You should check if in "/usr/share/geoglue-provider-mlsdb" there is a symlink with your country code to "/home/.system/usr/share/geoclue-provider-mlsdb/", also with country code. Is this folder empty? There should be some files in it e.g "1/".
Is GPS turned on with high accuracy mode?

rob_k's picture

Thanks, black_sheep_dev! Earlier I installed it all manually; removed it all including geoclue-provider-mlsdb-tool before installing this app. I guess this should just work now. Or do I still need to geoclue-provider-mlsdb-tool?

black_sheep_dev's picture

You don't need the geoclue-provider-mlsdb-tool for this.

claustn's picture

I get No offline packages available. Check your internet connection. on Sailfish on XA2. Just updated to the latest version of MLS 0.1.4

black_sheep_dev's picture

I didn't test is on 3.3.016. Did a previous version of MLS Manager work?

planetos_store's picture

Thanks alot for your tremendously useful work. May I kindly request a few more countries? Brasil, Jordan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia could be useful as well.

nthn's picture

Hello, please consider applying for translation hosting at, this will make it easier for people to translate your application.

black_sheep_dev's picture

Thank you for your consideration!

I added translation over Transifex and (I don't know if i configured it the right way). First time for me ;-)

explit's picture

Please add i486 version

black_sheep_dev's picture

Now available as i486...

ABreen's picture

Thanks for the reply. That was quick. I now get my approximate location in seconds. Thank you

ABreen's picture

Great work on the app. Is New Zealand not included in the list? I don't see it listed in the app.

black_sheep_dev's picture

It is not available at the moment. I needed to release 0.1.2 first. With this version I am able to provide more without releasing a app new version every time.

Next step is to add more country bounding rects to geoclue-mlsdb-tool and update the whole repository.

trial's picture

Worx as expected! 10x!

lxmx's picture

Great idea! Unfortunately the app only shows "no offline packages available" for me despite refreshing a few times. Is there a way to refresh through CLI to see what's wrong?

black_sheep_dev's picture

Try a "devel-su pkcon refresh" in console and/ or restart your device. I had this one time and it helped.

yomark's picture

Tnx for this!! Question: how should I configure the GPS settings in the Phone settings?

nephros's picture

Custom settings, enable GPS plus offline Mozilla Service.

black_sheep_dev's picture

You need to activate one of the options in the gps settings that mentions the online services (e.g. High Accuracy Mode)