[chirp_users] MacOS Version of Chirp

Susan Mackay susanmackay at optusnet.com.au
Mon Mar 2 16:41:36 PST 2009


I can run Chirp 0.1.8 on Leopard if I do the following:

I have installed the python 'serial' and 'gtk' packages through  
macports. Therefore I need to include the statement:

export PYTHONPATH=/opt/local/lib/python2.5/site-packages

into my environment startup file. You may have a different place.

I also needed to alter a line in 'Platform.py' because of the slightly  
different names of the USB serial ports. I changed it to:

def list_serial_ports(self):
         return sorted(glob.glob("/dev/ttyS*") + glob.glob("/dev/ 
ttyUSB*") + glob.glob("/dev/tty.usb*"))

(Note the 3rd part - the serial USB ports on my system are all  
labelled "/dev/tty.usbxxxxx")

With those to changes, I 'cd'd to the directory and ran:

./chirpw

with success. If you have not played with the default X11 set-up, then  
X11 should start automatically when needed. (BTW, I'm using the  
X11-2.3.2.1.dmg X11 distribution if that matters - I doubt it).

I have an IC-91AD that connects through an FTDI chip to the USB port.  
I also have the FTDIUSBSerialDriver_v2_2_10.dmg drivers installed.

Hope this helps someone.

Susan



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