[chirp_users] Flatpak

K0LNY_Glenn glenn at ervin.email
Thu Jun 2 09:24:27 PDT 2022


I sent a message to the Orca list asking about Flatpak, and got this response:

I can say for sure it isn't flatpak, I'm running cawbird on Slint, 
installed using flatpak, and it's working fine.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Guy Schlosser 
To: Discussion of CHIRP ; D.J.J. Ring, Jr. 
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2022 9:57 AM
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Flatpak


I don't believe it is. The short version is, the at-spi bus is not available in the flatpak sandbox. I know there was an issue raised back in 2016, to try and get this resolved. The web url for this github issue is, https://github.com/flatpak/flatpak/issues/79. I really hope we can get something resolved with this technology, because I know more and more programs are using it, besides Chirp. On to work I go, but 73     and have a great day.

    


Guy KE8JYP







On 6/2/22 07:48, D.J.J. Ring, Jr. wrote:

  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 
    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 
      To: Discussion of CHIRP 
      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. 
      To: Discussion of CHIRP 
      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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