[chirp_users] Ubuntu 20.04: no installation candidate

Tony Fuller goldstar611 at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 27 12:42:04 PDT 2020


Hey Jim,

Dan was kind enough to also publish .flatpak file with each new release until we get over the hump of python2 and gtk2. You'll find the .flatpak file next to the Windows installer, Mac runtime and the source tarball.

As far as helping with the py3 branch, it would be best to join the chirp_devel email list and voice your availability there :) I know there are some drivers which will not load but can't help out much personally since I don't have many radio models to test with. Testing is probably by far the largest hurdle to get a stable version out as well as raw developer time.

Tony
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Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Ubuntu 20.04: no installation candidate

The further out of sync things become with what is "supported", the greater the chance of security issues arising and the greater the chance that things will become harder and harder to get working.

At what point will we go from "install it from the python website" to "you need to grab the old source repo and compile it, but you also need old versions of glibc, &c which you also need to compile"? The harder something is to install, the less likely it'll be to be used.

Jim

On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 3:20 PM Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF <nigel at ngunn.net<mailto:nigel at ngunn.net>> wrote:
Who cares? Why do you need updates for something that isn't broken.
On 27 July 2020 at 15:02 James Keener <jim at jimkeener.com<mailto:jim at jimkeener.com>> wrote:

Python 2.7 is now past EOL and will receive no further updates.

On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 2:59 PM Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF < nigel at ngunn.net<mailto:nigel at ngunn.net>> wrote:
Nothing has fallen into disaray.
If YOU install Py2, available from the python.org<http://python.org> website, and the 4 dependencies it needs, all will work.

The proceedure for that has been published in detail both here and on the Chirp Facebook group several times.

On 27 July 2020 at 14:35 James Keener < jim at jimkeener.com<mailto:jim at jimkeener.com>> wrote:

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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