[chirp_users] chirp on CentOS 7

David Ranch chirp at trinnet.net
Wed Jul 3 08:11:27 PDT 2019

Hello Tracy,

Here are my compiling steps for Centos6 and they might point out an 
issue in your PythonSerial (not PySerial) setup:



On 06/30/2019 11:30 PM, Tracy Reed wrote:
> I've had chirp running previously but that was a couple of years ago and
> I think I had CentOS 6 then. When I download the latest version OR run
> the version from the epel repo I get the following error:
> $ chirpw
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>    File "/usr/bin/chirpw", line 24, in <module>
>      from chirp.drivers import *
>    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/chirp/drivers/idrp.py", line 16, in <module>
>      import serial
>    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/serial-0.0.97-py2.7.egg/serial/__init__.py", line 10, in <module>
>      from . import utilities, abc, model, marshal, errors, properties, meta, hooks, test, request
>    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/serial-0.0.97-py2.7.egg/serial/model.py", line 1291
>      exec(source, namespace)
> SyntaxError: unqualified exec is not allowed in function 'from_meta' it contains a nested function with free variables
> I'm running the python 2.7.5 which came with CentOS 7.
> I've googled this and can't find anything related to chirp. There are
> some who claim it's a python bug but that seems unlikely as this is a
> very well used and tested version of python. Any ideas?
> I'm looking forward to getting my FT-60 which somehow lost all of its
> memory reloaded with my repeaters.
> Thanks!

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