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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] another newbie

From: Eric Blossom
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] another newbie
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 14:11:05 -0800
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On Thu, Mar 24, 2005 at 03:55:44PM -0500, Ilia Mirkin wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-03-24 at 14:26 -0600, LRK wrote:
> > I'm trying to get into gnuradio, hopefully using FreeBSD. They say you can't
> > teach an ol' dawg new tricks so gnuradio may be too many new tricks without
> > learning another OS at the same time.
> > 
> > I have downloaded and built the tarballs with some success. The audio tests
> > run except the ones with the "hw:0,0: No such file or directory" so I am
> > making progress. FreeBSD installs boost in /usr/local so I have to set the
> > option --with-boost-include-dir=/usr/local/include/ for ./configure.
> The default sound module is ALSA, which I doubt is available for *BSD.
> Either don't install the gr-alsa, or edit the audio.py file to not use
> it. On second thought, some of the code may be hardcoded to use ALSA --
> hw:0,0 is a way of addressing a card in ALSA. If this is the case, you
> can probably just edit the scripts.

None of the code is hardcoded to use ALSA or hw:0,0.

Use the gr-audio-oss tarball instead.  You'll need Berndt's BSD
patches to make it work on BSD.  Check the archives for it.

> > Also I can get the CVS files but the bootstrap fails. Some issues with
> > where FreeBSD puts automake and such as well as missing variables. More
> > when I work that out a bit.
> > 
> You need a particular version of automake. With gentoo, you can install
> multiple versions of automake -- don't know if *BSD ports let you do
> that. (Which version of automake you might wonder -- no idea. I think it
> was mentioned on the list, but on the machine where it works I have
> 1.4-1.9 inclusive.) Also there were some problems that could be fixed by
> running bootstrap twice. However I think they were addressed recently in
> CVS.

See the README for appropriate versions of auto tools.


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