[chirp_users] oddities (failures) finding/installing on Ubuntu 20.04

Glenn K0LNY glennervin at cableone.net
Tue Aug 25 10:02:03 PDT 2020

Are you kidding?
I've used Ubuntu since version 8, and often go to Ubuntu for certain tasks, 
because I am still a windows user, and I used DOS quite a bit back in the 
day, and still recall all the CLI commands of DOS.
But I use Linux for chirp for screenreader reasons, Chirp is challenging in 
windows with a screenreader.
But reading all this makes my head spin.
Even if the Linux CLI was my strength, I can't imagine doing all that.
I'd sooner install a live Linux that still uses the old repository for use 
with Chirp.
But to each their own, JMO.
BTW, Why aren't there scripts to do all that?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <wa0sbu at kslimmer.com>
To: <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] oddities (failures) finding/installing on Ubuntu 


  You will have to do some manual editing to install Chirp on a 20.04

I hope this helps,

You don't need to download Python 2.7 from the Python WEB page, or download
the flatpak.
Its in Focals,(20.04)Repositories.

These are all terminal commands, don't use the quotes.

"sudo apt install python2" will install 2.7

"ls -ls /usr/bin/python*" will list your versions of python installed.
In my case 2.7 and 3.8

Add the Chirp repository:

"sudo apt-add-repository ppa:dansmith/chirp-snapshots"

Next Step from The Chirp WEB page:

"sudo apt-get install chirp-daily"

Returns an error.

"E: Unable to locate package chirp-daily"

In terminal, open your file manager as sudo.
I use Xubuntu, so I use "Sudo thunar" Your command will
match your desktop.

Using mousepad, or text editor,
Edit, "/etc/apt/sources.list.d/dansmith-ubuntu-chirp-snapshots-focal.list"

Change: "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/dansmith/chirp-snapshots/ubuntu
focal main"
to: "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/dansmith/chirp-snapshots/ubuntu bionic

"sudo apt update"
"sudo apt-get install chirp-daily"

Another error:
"The following packages have unmet dependencies" And a list of 4 of them.

All http: commands are in your favorite browser.
All the other commands are at terminal.

Download the first missing file:


"cd Downloads"

"sudo dpkg -i python-libxslt1_1.1.29-5ubuntu0.2_amd64.deb"
Another error:
"sudo apt install -f"
"sudo apt-get install chirp-daily"

Now we are down to 3 missing dependencies.

Download the first from here:


"sudo dpkg -i python-gtk2_2.24.0-5.1ubuntu2_amd64.deb"
"sudo apt install -f"
"sudo apt-get install chirp-daily"

Down to 2 missing, getting closer.

Download the next one from here"

  "sudo dpkg -i python-serial_3.4-2_all.deb"

  There, now we are down to 1 missing:

Download from here:

  "sudo dpkg -i python-suds_0.7~git20150727.94664dd-5_all.deb"

Another error:

"sudo apt install -f"

"sudo apt-get install chirp-daily"

It installed, chirpw returns an error;
  "python-future" is missing.


"sudo dpkg -i python-future_0.15.2-4ubuntu2_all.deb"

Another dependency error:

"sudo apt install -f"

"chirpw" its running.

On 8/25/20 11:14 AM, Ted Timmons wrote:

> Hi, I have a x86 20.04 system, I can't find the PPA even after doing
> apt-add-repository and similar steps. Roughly, I'd expect this to
> return something:
> $ apt search chirp
> Thanks,
> Ted
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