[chirp_users] Installing To Linux

D.J.J. Ring, Jr. n1ea at arrl.net
Sat Feb 5 21:25:40 PST 2022


K0LNY, Then just reinstall the latest LTS Ubuntu.

With reinstallation you won't break orca or accessibility.

Even better, install SLINT based in Slackware which has excellent
accessibility features and a version of orca based on the most current
version. I can guarantee it works.

Have you tried installing flatpak on your version of Ubuntu?

install flatpak with sudo apt-get install flatpak then run this command:
flatpak remote-add flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

Then run:

flatpak install
https://trac.chirp.danplanet.com/chirp_daily/LATEST/chirp-daily-20220202.flatpak

You should see chirp under Network in the menu.

But really the best thing to do is upgrade your distro. I completely
recommend SLINT https://slint.fr/wiki/doku.php?id=:en:start

But you might want to wait a week or so because Slackware 15 has just been
released.

The instructions for installing CHIRP are the same, install using flatpak,

SLINT is by far the most accessible, most up to date versions of orca and
brltty, three types of text mode screen readers. Emacspeak comes
preconfigured with the built in option of using a inexpensively purchased
IBM Text to Speech module from voxin.org. SLINT is generally a full version
ahead of even Debian when it comes to accessibility.

73

DR




On Sat, Feb 5, 2022, 21:54 K0LNY <glenn at ervin.email> wrote:

> I would prefer to keep this version for this.
> I have used newer versions
> Sometimes upgrading the distro will break accessibility with Orca.
> I've apt-do-release before.
> Glenn
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* D.J.J. Ring, Jr. <n1ea at arrl.net>
> *To:* Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
> *Sent:* Friday, February 04, 2022 4:36 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [chirp_users] Installing To Linux
>
> Update your Ubuntu, it's very easy to do. You don't even have to reinstall.
>
>
> https://ubuntu.com/blog/how-to-upgrade-from-ubuntu-18-04-lts-to-20-04-lts-today
>
> That's the way to go!
>
> 73
>
> DR
>
>
> On Wed, Feb 2, 2022, 11:12 K0LNY <glenn at ervin.email> wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>> I am still using Ubuntu 18.04 on one machine, and I neglected to get
>> Chirp installed onto it before it was no longer updating.
>> I successfully added the Chirp repository to it, but it would not install
>> with apt.
>> So I went to the Chirp archives and downloaded what was stated the
>> package for older systems, and I unpacked it, but they all seem to be .py
>> files.
>> I did not find a .sh file for installing.
>> I'm only a moderate Linux user, so maybe someone can give me some steps
>> for getting Chirp onto this Ubuntu.
>> I'd rather not use a newer Ubuntu, since for this, it is just there
>> mainly for using Chirp, and it can be an older Chirp, as all my radios
>> would work fine with Chirp that is a couple years old.
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Glenn
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