Build-gnuradio uhd build failure

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.

Help?

Thanks,
John

On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 10:18 AM, John Ackermann N8UR [email protected]
wrote:

Help?

Thanks,
John

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.

Tom

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.

John

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:

On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 10:18 AM, John Ackermann N8UR [email protected] wrote:

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.

Tom


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