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

From: mleech
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] build-gnuradio uhd build failure
Date: Mon, 04 May 2015 10:05:47 -0400
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John very graciously tested an update to the script that deals with the fact that


(A) libzmq package name changed

(B) apt-get will fail the entire load of installs if even ONE of the packages is an unknown package.


So, now, rather than doing a single apt-get install ${PACKAGES}, it iterates over ${PACKAGES} instead, and tolerates a failure.

Curiously, there's a "check" paragraph that does an apt-cache check on each package its proposing to install, but that nicely passes even though a subsequent apt-get will fail.

This is one of the reasons that end-users hate Linux.  There's too damned many blooming flowers for us lowly developers to keep track of...



On 2015-05-04 09:51, John Ackermann N8UR wrote:

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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