[chirp_users] Ubuntu 20.04: no installation candidate

James Keener jim at jimkeener.com
Mon Jul 27 11:59:27 PDT 2020


I _think_ 19.10 has 2.7 installable (and installed by default), but I don't
have a machine running that right now.

18.04 is the last LTS release with support. It's what I run on my other
laptop.

Jim

On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 2:55 PM 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 <jim at jimkeener.com>
> *To:* Discussion of CHIRP <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> 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>
>> >> 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> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> On 14 June 2020 at 15:57 Pat Anderson < 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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>> >
>> > Nigel A. Gunn, ///shoulders.outwards.resolutions   tel +1 937 825 5032
>> > Amateur Radio G8IFF W8IFF and GMRS WRBV701, e-mail nigel at ngunn.net www
>> > http://www.ngunn.net
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>> > Amateur Radio G8IFF W8IFF and GMRS WRBV701, e-mail nigel at ngunn.net www
>> > http://www.ngunn.net
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Links:
>> > ------
>> > [1] https://linuxconfig.org/ubuntu-20-04-python-version-switch-manager
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