|Subject:||Re: Multiple GNU Radio versions installed in parallel. Viable?|
|Date:||Thu, 1 Jul 2021 13:05:19 +0000|
Thank you for the very thorough answer! It's great to hear that PyBOMBS is active and stable, and the alternative solutions are interesting as well. However, while waiting for an answer I did actually uninstall 3.9 and switch over to 3.8, and since everything is now working smoothly I will probably continue like this for the moment. But it is not unlikely that I will have to switch to having parallel versions at some point in the future, and then I will look back at your answer for guidance.
I have been using (or learning to use) GNU Radio 3.9.2 for a couple of weeks now, and for the last few days I've had some trouble with it (specifically https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/discuss-gnuradio/2021-06/msg00106.html). For this reason I am thinking about trying the 3.8 version instead. I also intend to be using the extension https://github.com/bastibl/gr-ieee802-11 and I think that might go smoother with 3.8 as well. Now, the best thing would be if I could have both versions installed in parallel, so here are a few questions about that:
- Is it viable to run both 3.9 and 3.8 on the same machine (without using virtual machines), or will it be more trouble than it is worth?
- What is the best way to do this? PyBOMBS (https://github.com/gnuradio/pybombs) looks promising, because it installs "into a specified user directory rather than in the system files" (from the README). But I notice that the repo has not seen any action in the last few years, so maybe PyBOMBS is dead?
- If I use PyBOMBS, can I keep my current 3.9 installation (installed "in the system files" by package manager, via PPA) and additionally install 3.8 with PyBOMBS? Or will this be a mess?
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