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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Trouble with installation via PyBOMBS, on Ubuntu

From: Marcus D. Leech
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Trouble with installation via PyBOMBS, on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:14:04 -0400
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On 04/17/2015 11:50 PM, Random01 wrote:
Marcus / Seth,

Thanks to you both, for your prompt replies.

Marcus, you were bang on the money - There was no '10-usrp.rules' file
located within the path you had annotated, and -
Seth, yes, the correct file you nominated was indeed where you said it would
be, and once copied across to the location you had indicated, (along with
the additional udevadm requirements), we are now - finally - fully cooking
with gas.

I thank you both for taking into consideration my 'three-blind-mice'
capabilities, regarding Linux.

(The issues you have both helped me to resolve, do they need to be brought
to the attention of those over in the PyBOMBS camp?)

On another front - the only reason I ran down the PyBOMBS path in the first
place, is that I was lead to believe that this is the only, (almost),
hassle-free way of installing GNU Radio/GRC along with the UHD Drivers on

Is this true?  Is there a better way of installing GNU Radio that will allow
me to use my B200 more efficiently and effectively than this?

After all, the machine I've moved across to, will be strictly a GNU
Radio/GRC development box only - nothing else.  So, obviously, I just want
it to scream at this task as loud, hard and fast as it can.

I intend to expand this animal out to include using my RTL-SDR dongle as
well, along with maybe having a play around with OpenBTS/LTE, and
potentially push into OP25 at some point as well...

Is PyBOMBS the best way to incrementally achieve this?
Or is there a more efficient and effective way to go about this outright?

(Especially when considering the ongoing issue of updates across the various

The reason I ask, is that I thought apt-get was supposed to make all of this
happen, more-or-less, in a hassle free manner.

It wasn't until after finding out the hard way - that you just can't apt-get
install GNU Radio, and then apt-get install the UHD Drivers, and expect this
to work.
(Well, this is what I first tried and then later read anyway - if this is
not the case, I would love to hear otherwise, as I'm more confident with
apt-get install/update/upgrade, than I am with using PyBOMBS.)

After all, how did all of you manage to install GNU Radio and the UHD
Drivers on Linux, before PyBOMBS came along anyway?

But again, happy to take all of this under advisement - if PyBOMBS is the
way to go, happy to hear that as well...

Many thanks for your support and advice so far.


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In the best of all possible worlds, your Linux-distrib-of-choice would already have bundled Gnu Radio + Friends at a sufficiently recent release level to be relevant, and you'd just use whatever your distribs tools are for installing software from their repositories of pre-packaged wonderfulness, and
  you'd never need tools like build-gnuradio or PyBombs.

But the reality is that for many distribs, their packaged versions of Gnu Radio + Friends are months to years out of date. The Gnu Radio project has little-to-no control over that. So, build/install from source is the way to do it.

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