[chirp_users] Trouble getting started

David Ranch chirp at trinnet.net
Sun Dec 9 15:52:30 PST 2012

It's worth noting that you CAN localize newer installations of Python 
say, /usr/local/python2.7 and leave your regular distro's Python alone.  
When you want to run Chirp, you'll just need to start it via your 
desired python like:

    /usr/local/python2.7/python /path/to/chirp/chirp.py

I had to do this on Centos5 and it worked well.


On 12/08/2012 05:37 PM, Dan Smith wrote:
>> Try upgrading to Python 2.6 or 2.7.
> Yeah, 2.5 is really old at this point and lacks some of the now-basic
> features of python that Chirp requires. Note that this likely means a
> distro upgrade. Installing python from source or other packages is
> likely to turn into a large string of dependency-chasing exercises that
> you probably don't want to start.
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