Compile Gnuradio 3.3.0

Can anyone advice on the following:

I am compiling gnuradio 3.3.0 on Ubuntu 10.10
and following instruction on UbuntuInstall of

And I’ve installed the Boost by apt-get, is it necessary to install
Boost manually?

  • For Ubuntu 8.04 and older, download and install Boost 1.35 or later
    as follows

Then, the instruction than teaches me to set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH,
however, the ENV_VAR $BOOST_PREFIX is not set.


Where should I post $BOOST_PREFIX to?
to /usr/lib as the .a lib files are there
or to /usr/include/boost where the hpp files are there

Moreover, it sets the $BOOST_PREFIX/lib and I can’t find lib under the
boost directories.

And here are the result of config.log grep boost:

configure:20389: checking for boost>= 1.35
configure:20955: checking whether the boost::thread includes are

Thanks for kindly help.

Thank you very much, Ben

I assume you’re looking here: If so, you
just need to run this:

sudo apt-get -y install libfontconfig1-dev libxrender-dev libpulse-dev
swig g++ automake libtool python-dev libfftw3-dev
libcppunit-dev libboost-all-dev libusb-dev fort77 sdcc sdcc-libraries
libsdl1.2-dev python-wxgtk2.8 subversion git-core guile-1.8-dev
libqt4-dev python-numpy ccache python-opengl libgsl0-dev
python-cheetah python-lxml doxygen qt4-dev-tools
libqwt5-qt4-dev libqwtplot3d-qt4-dev pyqt4-dev-tools

If you look carefully boost is in there. If you use the above script
there shouldn’t be any other dependencies you need to install.

You shouldn’t need to use those instructions to install libboost after


I got this error. For me it was because I did not have a latex
package installed. Consult the documentation for your distro on how
to do that.


I get the following warning when running make, does it matter?

/usr/src/gnuradio-3.3.0/usrp/host/include/usrp/usrp_basic.h:91: warning:
explicit link request to ‘make’ could not be resolved
/usr/src/gnuradio-3.3.0/usrp/host/include/usrp/usrp_basic.h:91: warning:
explicit link request to ‘make’ could not be resolved
/usr/src/gnuradio-3.3.0/usrp/host/include/usrp/usrp_basic.h:91: warning:
explicit link request to ‘make’ could not be resolved
sh: latex: not found
Problems running latex. Check your installation or look for typos in
_formulas.tex and check _formulas.log!
dvips: DVI file can’t be opened: _formulas.dvi: No such file or
Problems running dvips. Check your installation!
/usr/src/gnuradio-3.3.0/usrp/host/include/usrp/usrp_basic.h:91: warning:
explicit link request to ‘make’ could not be resolved
make[4]: Leaving directory /usr/src/gnuradio-3.3.0/docs/doxygen' make[3]: Leaving directory/usr/src/gnuradio-3.3.0/docs/doxygen’
make[3]: Entering directory /usr/src/gnuradio-3.3.0/docs' make[3]: Nothing to be done forall-am’.
make[3]: Leaving directory /usr/src/gnuradio-3.3.0/docs' make[2]: Leaving directory/usr/src/gnuradio-3.3.0/docs’
make[2]: Entering directory /usr/src/gnuradio-3.3.0' make[2]: Leaving directory/usr/src/gnuradio-3.3.0’
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/gnuradio-3.3.0’