[chirp_users] Install issues

Tony Fuller goldstar611 at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 9 17:14:18 PDT 2020

Well sometimes you can go into /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dansmith-ubuntu-chirp-snapshots-blahblahblah and change "focal" to "bionic", save the file and cross your fingers.

In this case apt-get update works but apt-get install fails because python2, libxml2, pygtk and pyserial are not installed. (Probably others but I stopped after digging)

Long story short, python2 and all of the baggage was dropped in Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) and some things need to be compiled from source now. (I think)

Bad news: I wasn't able to compile pygtk dependencies from source (Cairo and gobject)

I may try apt-source tomorrow but expect more rabbit holes there too.

If anyone gets Chirp on Ubuntu 20.04 I'd be interested in knowing how to do that :)

From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com <chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com> on behalf of Pat Anderson <anderson5420 at gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 9, 2020 5:30:45 PM
To: Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Install issues

Sounds backwards. You install the repository first, then do an update, and then you do the install. Here are the commands you need to add the repository for CHIRP and install CHIRP in your Ubuntu system:

If you are using Ubuntu linux (or a compatible variant such as Mint) you should install and use the PPA like this:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:dansmith/chirp-snapshots
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install chirp-daily

After installing the build from the PPA, new updates will be included in your normal system software updates. Also see the Running on Linux<http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Running_Under_Linux#serial-port-permissions> page for additional steps required to gain access to your serial port.

Pat Anderson


On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 2:27 PM <w4rss at radioclub.org<mailto:w4rss at radioclub.org>> wrote:

I'm having issues installing the repository for Chirp in Ubuntu. I
just installed the newest version of Ubuntu and then tried to add the
Chirp repository to it.

Here is the output from the terminal:

  More info: https://launchpad.net/~dansmith/+archive/ubuntu/chirp-snapshots
Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

Hit:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease
Hit:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease
Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports InRelease
Ign:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/dansmith/chirp-snapshots/ubuntu focal InRelease
Err:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/dansmith/chirp-snapshots/ubuntu focal Release
   404  Not Found [IP: 80]
Reading package lists... Done
E: The repository
'http://ppa.launchpad.net/dansmith/chirp-snapshots/ubuntu focal
Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is
therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user
configuration details.

Any suggestions how to overcome this?  The manpage is not really very helpful.


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