One of the toughest problems to crack has been making OP25 easier for
users to install.
Historically there were long lists of system commands, pre-requisite
packages, and other
red tape. This was bad enough to scare away most users, and those who
stuck with it,
most of them, would then run into [rumored] so-called “version
conflicts” that we heard
about, but could never seem to get actual error messages to look at.
Lately we’ve been
working on a pybombs recipe that we hope eventually to push, and there’s
a lot more work
to do. Nonetheless one intrepid user “Scott” has managed to build the
compatible version of OP25 in its current form using pybombs. I’ve
pasted two of Scott’s
messages [edited] to the op25-dev list from the last day or two, below.
I'm pretty sure I understand how this install process works now. Thank you for the guidance. I'm kind of digging the pybombs concept. [snip] [snip] Just a quick note as not to leave you hanging.. Setting the proper run time environment solved all my issues with running the OP25 python scripts. So I think I'm good to go now as far as having a working install. It was really a lot less painful then I expected the whole process to be. I'm now happy I took the plunge. I'm contemplating wiping the partition and starting fresh, then document it all for others to follow. From one noob to another, so to speak. Due to my inexperience with Linux left me with a messy install anyway. The path to gr-op25_repeater/apps is eight layers deap from home. Too much typing.. heh I do have several questions, but I'll post those in new topics unrealated to the install process.