[chirp_users] Problems under Ubuntu 11.10?
moleonacid at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 01:35:40 PDT 2011
My first post here, so I hope I'm in the right place! I'm Dave M0MYA, a
radio amateur from the UK. My main interests are operating homebrew and /P.
I'm trying to get Chirp going under Ubuntu 11.10 in order to program my
Baofeng UV-3R. I'm a reasonably experienced linux user of a few years
now, so I'm not afraid to tinker, but I can't seem to get chirp going.
Here is the saga:
Trying to add the repository results in:
Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring
--secret-keyring /tmp/tmp.FpswDtepWR --trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg
--keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --primary-keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg
--keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80/ --recv
gpg: requesting key 99B3CC86 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: key 99B3CC86: "Launchpad PPA for Steve Conklin" not changed
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: unchanged: 1
So I tried the tarball. All extracted and tried running from a
console. It fires up, but only gives me a blank window. It can be
closed from the window bar, with nothing spat out on the console.
Ending it by entering Ctl-C at the console results in the following output:
dave at major-tom:~/Desktop/chirp-0.1.12$ ./chirpw
CHIRP 0.1.12 on Linux - Ubuntu 11.10
^CTraceback (most recent call last):
File "./chirpw", line 69, in <module>
The only clue I have is that the package python-gtk does not appear to
be installed, nor does Ubuntu know much about it (the other python
modules listed on the Chirp wiki are present and correct):
dave at major-tom:~/Desktop/chirp-0.1.12$ sudo apt-get install python-gtk
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package python-gtk is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package 'python-gtk' has no installation candidate
So - my guess here is the the shiny new Ubuntu does not make python-gtk
available in the repositories. Something to do with Gnome 3 perhaps? I
don't know - this is where I draw a blank! Any assistance much appreciated.
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