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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] build-gnuradio uhd build failure

From: John Ackermann N8UR
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] build-gnuradio uhd build failure
Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 09:51:20 -0400

Hi Tom --

Yes, with help from Marcus we figured out that Mint suffers from the same issue with the libzmq package name change as Ubuntu.  I've got a working install now, and Marcus has made some tweaks to the script -- I'll leave it to him to talk about those.

BTW -- I've been working on an interesting project to use Tom McDermott's gnuradio driver for HPSDR radios to record several hours of raw samples covering an entire ham band to disk, and then play them back later at a translated frequency through a USRP.  The purpose is to provide "real" signals for SDR systems being demo'd at our Hamvention booth (the convention center is pretty much a Faraday cage).  Tests suggest it's going to work really well.


On May 4, 2015, at 9:30 AM, Tom Rondeau <address@hidden> wrote:

On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 10:18 AM, John Ackermann N8UR <address@hidden> wrote:
I'm trying to put gnuradio on a fresh installation of Linux Mint 17.1, 64 bit.  The build-gnuradio script was downloaded from SBRAC last night.

I get throught the prerequisites and git fetch OK, but when the "Building UHD..." step begins, it immediately exits with "UHD build apparently failed."

There are no other diagnostics shown, so I'm not sure how to troubleshoot this.



Hi John,

Any progress on this? I think Marcus has updated the scripts somewhat recently, so it might be worth trying again. But Mint isn't (I don't think) one of the supported OSes for that script; it's just that it's likely to work because that distro is debian/ubuntu based. 

You might also want to try the PyBOMBS installation method.


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