[chirp_users] Ubuntu 20.04: no installation candidate

Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF nigel at ngunn.net
Mon Jul 27 11:55:57 PDT 2020


I use Xenial. 


> On 27 July 2020 at 14:49 Glenn K0LNY <glennervin at cableone.net> wrote:
> 
>     Is Ubuntu 16.4 the latest that works well with Chirp?
>     I may stick with that if there are problems with Chirp and the OSs that use Python 3.
>     Glenn
>     ----- Original Message -----
>     From: James Keener mailto:jim at jimkeener.com
>     To: Discussion of CHIRP mailto:chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com
>     Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 1:35 PM
>     Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Ubuntu 20.04: no installation candidate
> 
>     I've been trying to get the py3 branch to work, but it seems to not be stable, as there are still many syntax errors. Once I got chirpwx running I tried to clone my UV5R and got "ERROR: Failed to clone: Failed to communicate with radio: can't concat str to bytes", but there's no stack trace or anything to tell me where the error is occurring and "Failed to communicate with radio" occurs in many modules.
> 
>     It's sad to such a good piece of software fall into such disarray. It's not in the default debian, ubuntu, or fedora repos anymore, nor do the installation instructions on the website work.
> 
>     Are patches welcome for the py3 branch? I can try to dig into why the cloning is crashing. I see https://chirp.danplanet.com/issues/495 but I don't know if I'll be duplicating work of if I can help in any other way.
> 
>     Jim
> 
>     On Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 9:06 PM Angus Ainslie < angus at akkea.ca mailto:angus at akkea.ca > wrote:
> 
>         > > Hi Pat,
> > 
> >         I've been using the py3 branch on 20.04
> > 
> >         Angus
> > 
> >         On 2020-06-14 17:58, Nigel A. Gunn  G8IFF/W8IFF wrote:
> >         > I've got V2, V2.7, V3 and V3.7 installed and not aware of any
> >         > switching mechanism.
> >         >
> >         >> On 14 June 2020 at 19:00 Pat Anderson < anderson5420 at gmail.com mailto:anderson5420 at gmail.com >
> >         >> wrote:
> >         >>
> >         >> I don't believe Ubuntu 20.04 automatically chooses the correct
> >         >> pythom version, otherwise this tutorial [1] using the
> >         >> update-alternatives command would be superfluous.
> >         >>
> >         >> On Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 3:32 PM Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF <
> >         >> nigel at ngunn.net mailto:nigel at ngunn.net > wrote:
> >         >>
> >         >> On 14 June 2020 at 15:57 Pat Anderson < anderson5420 at gmail.com mailto:anderson5420 at gmail.com >
> >         >> wrote:
> >         >>
> >         >> The PPA you need to add to get CHIRP is NOT an Ubuntu repository,
> >         >> it is Dan Smith's repository:
> >         >>
> >         >> sudo apt-add-repository ppa:dansmith/chirp-snapshots
> >         >> sudo apt-get update
> >         >> sudo apt-get install chirp-daily
> >         >>
> >         >> And point it to xenial in your /etc/apt/sources.list file
> >         >>
> >         >> The problem you will  run into is that CHIRP requires Python 2.7,
> >         >> and Ubuntuy 20.04 only comes with Python 3 by default.
> >         >>
> >         >> You can download and install Python 2.7 in Ubuntu  20.04, but then
> >         >> you need to figure out how to switch between Python versions.
> >         >>
> >         >> Not an issue. Ubuntu will sort it automatically.
> >         >>
> >         >> Hi
> >         >>
> >         >> I'm trying to install Chirp on ubuntu 20.04. I've added the PPA and
> >         >> updated my repos, but chirp is still unavailable.
> >         >>
> >         >> I tried changing the repo from "focal main" to "bionic main" just to
> >         >>
> >         >> see if it works, but that results in unresolvable dependencies.
> >         >>
> >         >> It looks like no .deb file is available for AMD64.
> >         >>
> >         > http://ppa.launchpad.net/dansmith/chirp-snapshots/ubuntu/pool/main/c/chirp-daily/
> >         >>
> >         >>
> >         >> Any help would be appreciated.
> >         >> Thanks.
> >         >>
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> >         > Links:
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