[chirp_users] Flatpak

D.J.J. Ring, Jr. n1ea at arrl.net
Thu Jun 2 04:41:34 PDT 2022


Does anyone know if CHIRP flatpak is accessible to a screen reader like
ORCA?

73

DR
N1EA

On Thu, Jun 2, 2022, 12:49 AM K0LNY_Glenn <glenn at ervin.email> wrote:

> Hi Cinead,
> I did that, and after running that command, it came back with an error
> like no tail.
> When I tried to run Chirp, it read something like
> gtk error
> A few lines about gtk, but I could not copy it.
> My screenreader could not review it.
> For DJ's suggestion:
> Does  CHIRP run if you issue this command as regular user in a terminal:
> flatpak run com.danplanet.chirp
> Seemed like it did, but it only read
> Chirp As Superuser
> and it seemed like the window for chirp was there, or an error window for
> chirp, but it did not function.
>
> Glenn
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Cinaed Simson <cinaed.simson at gmail.com>
> *To:* chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com
> *Sent:* Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:15 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [chirp_users] Flatpak
>
> Hi Glen - open a terminal,
>
>     cd /var/log
>
>     sudo tail -f messages
> then try to launch chirp. The error messages should appear in the terminal
> window.
>
> cut and paste the error messages into this message and send it back to
> chirp mailing list in this message.
>
> -- Cinaed
>
> On 5/31/22 20:46, K0LNY_Glenn wrote:
>
> 
> I just checked, it's in Ubuntu 21.10.
> Glenn
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* K0LNY_Glenn <glenn at ervin.email>
> *To:* Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, May 31, 2022 9:59 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [chirp_users] Flatpak
>
> Hi All,
> I followed the below to the T, and now Chirp is in accessories, using
> Ubuntu 20 something, but it does not launch.
> I enter on it but nothing happens, but the panels of programs go away,
> like the enter on Chirp did something.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks.
>
> 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, May 27, 2022 7:40 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [chirp_users] Flatpak
>
> John,
>
> Here's how to install flatpak. $ just means your using the regular user
> terminal,
> if you typed "sudo su" you'd be at the root terminal which is #.
>
> Download the latest CHIRP flatpak from here:
>
> https://trac.chirp.danplanet.com/chirp_daily/LATEST/
> As of this moment the current version is
> https://trac.chirp.danplanet.com/chirp_daily/LATEST/chirp-daily-20220515.flatpak
>
> Rest of the work is from the terminal.
>
> First, install Flatpak:
>
> $ sudo apt install flatpak
>
> The other howtos seem to have missed this next step. You need to use
> flatpak to install the “freedesktop” platform. First update flatpak
> and your paths.
>
> $ flatpak update -v
>
> This will give you a warning about paths, something like:
>
> Note that the directories
>
> '/var/lib/flatpak/exports/share'
> '/home/[username]/.local/share/flatpak/exports/share'
>
> are not in the search path set by the XDG_DATA_DIRS environment
> variable, so applications installed by Flatpak may not appear on your
> desktop until the session is restarted.
>
> Since we now have to log out anyway, now might be a good time to make
> sure you are in the dialout group.
>
> Use  the groups command to list your active groups. If the group
> “dialout” does not appear, add yourself to the group (replace
> [username] with your username):
>
> $ sudo usermod -aG dialout [username]
>
> Now restart your session (or computer) and return to the terminal.
>
> ~$ flatpak update -v
> Looking for updates…
> Nothing to do.
>
> Don’t worry about installation directory warnings if you haven’t
> installed anything yet. Those will be created later. Important is that
> we got rid of the path warning. Moving on….
>
> Now you need to get the Freedesktop repository installed:
>
> $ flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
> https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
>
> and then install the Freedesktop Platform:
>
> $ flatpak install flathub org.freedesktop.Platform//19.08
>
> This might take a while its a big (~0.5Gb) download. Grab some coffee
> and make some QSO’s….. Maybe check out my club’s website:
> http://w6ek.org
>
> Finally we can install Chirp!  (replace .flatpack filename with your
> downloaded version)
>
> $ flatpak install Downloads/chirp-daily-20220515.flatpak
>
> You’re done! You can run chirp from your applications menu or from the
> command like like this:
>
> $ flatpak run com.danplanet.chirp
>
> My distro has a defective GIMP application so I used flatpak to install
> the app from there, the only negative is that I cannot type "gmp" from a
> terminal and have gimp run, I have to use teh menu entry.
>
> Try it - it's excellent and it's the future of applications in Linux.
>
> 73
> DR
>
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