[chirp_users] Install issues

w4rss at radioclub.org w4rss at radioclub.org
Fri Apr 10 08:14:25 PDT 2020

Quoting Tony Fuller <goldstar611 at hotmail.com>:

> 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 :)
> Tony
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> Anderson <anderson5420 at gmail.com>
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> 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.
> Thanks
> Dick
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That's kind of what I figured, Tony.  I now remember reading that  
somewhere. It looks like there maybe a workaround in the works once  
the final version is released.  I found the follwing on fosslinux.com:

"The latest word from Matthias Klose, the Debian developer who has  
been coordinating much of the Python 2 removal effort, is that  
libpython-dev, python, python-minimal, and other packages no longer  
exist as part of the python-defaults package in the Ubuntu 20.04  

The official Ubuntu 20.04 LTS release slated for April will not  
include these packages.  For other packages, python2-minimal along  
with another python* packages exist to satisfy Python 2 dependencies.   
A new python-pointing-topython2 package that points to python is  
anticipated for the Ubuntu “Focal” repository."

Another "wait and see" I guess.


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