[chirp_users] Howto install daily builds?

Ed Stewart-KB3WRX stewart.ed at comcast.net
Thu Feb 23 11:30:52 PST 2012

Ok, Thank you!! I was under the assumption that the daily build was an 
add on and not a complete package. I will give it a new try.  I am used 
to doing everything with .DEB files and have not done much with tar 
files. Ed

On 02/23/12 12:13, Robert Terzi wrote:
> On 2/23/2012 11:09 AM, Dan Smith wrote:
>>> Yes there is no problem downloading it or installing the release, what I
>>> wanted to know is how to install the daily builds after downloading
>> Eh? You have no problem installing but want to know how to install? I'm
>> confused :)
> It's probably worth stating that trying the daily builds under
> linux is best done from a terminal window (a command line session).
> It's possible to do with with a graphical file manager, but is easier
> from the command line.  On linux, daily build don't need to be installed
> so there will be no menu entry or desktop launch icon.
> 1. Download the daily build to some place in your home directory (or even /var/tmp)
> 2. make a new, clean temporary directory for the daily build
> 3. cd into that directory and use tar to unpack the daily build there.
> 4. Run the daily build by typing ./chirpw.  The ./ is important to run
> the chirpw in the current directory and not a previous version that got
> installed on the system in /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin
> Hope this helps,
> --Rob
>> The daily builds are complete. Just extract the tar.gz, which will
>> create a versioned directory as a result. Go in there and run chirpw
>> manually, or do the normal install process as you would with any release.
>> I would recommend not installing the daily builds into your system, just
>> because python's distutils doesn't make it easy to uninstall things, and
>> since the daily builds could change so much day to day.
>> It's pretty easy to just run chirpw from within the daily directory that
>> the tarball extraction creates.
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