[chirp_users] totally confused

Glenn At Home
Sat Jul 29 17:03:19 PDT 2017

Hi Mark,
If you can connect to a WIFI, that is your network, assuming the WIFI is 
connected to the Internet.
The PPA is the repository you need to add to Linux.
A repository is a site to get files to your system, and that is one of the 
reasons that Linux is so secure, you have to add the repository before Linux 
will get files from there.
So in the terminal, do:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:dansmith/chirp-daily
This will give you the permissions you need.
Then do:
sudo apt-get update
Then, I think the way to get chirp is to:
sudo apt-get install chirp


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Blackwell" <markshamradio at pobox.com>
To: <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2017 6:46 PM
Subject: [chirp_users] totally confused

Brand new to linux, but just managed to get  Linux to run with Ubuntu on
a laptop and now trying to get Chirp.  Right now the laptop has a
problem with the networks.  It can connect to a wifi, but nothing after
that.  Will likely just try to download on another computer and transfer
Chirp over via a usb drive.  When I read the instructions though, Ubuntu
refers to something called a PPA which I do not see any information on
what it is, what it needs, and not much about how its installed.  It
gives a couple of lines of code, but have no idea where it should be

To the real pros, this probably is so basic as to be assumed knowledge,
but in my first 8 hours of linux its a bit overwhelming.

I saw a live CD, but that looks like you must boot from the CD every
time you need to use Chirp.  Is that a practical and viable way to do
it, even if linux is already installed?  Any help is appreciated.

  Mark Blackwell
  markshamradio at pobox.com
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