[chirp_users] Fwd: Re: Linux My CHIRP Protests

D.J.J. Ring, Jr. n1ea at arrl.net
Wed Jun 25 10:55:34 PDT 2014


Hello Dan,

Thank you.

I have python2 installed.

The first line in the chirpw fiile says:

#!/usr/bin/python2

Which is what   https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/python says it should
be to use python2.

I have no py27 so the command py27 chirpw fails.

So it appears that I still have python2 installed and the heading in chirpw
is correct.

I make a symbolic link from python2 to py27 so I can use a command like you
suggest.

# ln -s /usr/bin/python2 /usr/bin/py27
# ls /usr/bin/py27 -l
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Jun 25 13:47 /usr/bin/py27 -> /usr/bin/python2

# py27 chirpw
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "chirpw", line 25, in <module>
    import gtk
ImportError: No module named gtk

Finding pygtk:

# locate pygtk
/usr/bin/pygtk-codegen-2.0
/usr/bin/pygtk-demo
/usr/include/pygtk-2.0
/usr/include/pygtk-2.0/pyglib.h
/usr/include/pygtk-2.0/pygobject.h
/usr/include/pygtk-2.0/pygtk
/usr/include/pygtk-2.0/pygtk/pygtk.h
/usr/lib/pygtk
<SNIP SNIP>

I guess chirpw is failing only because it cannot find and import pygtk.

If I knew what I was doing it would help you I am sure, but you're stuck
with ignorance on this end.

But I take directions pretty well.

Any suggestions?

With gratitude,

David N1EA



On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 10:47 AM, Dan Smith <dsmith at danplanet.com> wrote:

> > Python 3 is now standard for ARCH Linux.
>
> That has nothing to do with it. If you can't also install a python 2
> runtime, then you need to get a different distro. Python 3 is part of
> the standard install of Ubuntu too, but they also include a Python 2
> runtime because so many things still require it (anything that uses
> pygtk, for starters).
>
> > Is there a beta version of CHIR that works under python 3?
>
> No. Python 3 is not compatible with Python 2, and PyGTK will never be
> ported to Python 3. Making CHIRP support Python 3 will require a
> substantial rewrite of its entire UI to use the new bindings. It will
> happen someday, but not any time soon.
>
> Google for "python 3 pygtk" and you'll see a lot of similar confusion.
>
> Looks like all you have to do is install the python2 package in Arch:
>
>   https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/python
>
> ...and as I said, arrange for chirp to be run by /usr/bin/python2
> instead of /usr/bin/python.
>
> --Dan
>
>
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