GnuRadio 3.3 on Ubuntu 12.04LTS

I have an odd question.

I’ve been requested to duplicate a system I built a couple of years ago
based on GnuRadio 3.3 and Ubuntu 10.04LTS. Unfortunately, the laptop
that was used is no longer made, and it’s new equivalent uses an
ethernet chipset that does not not have drivers in 10.04LTS, but
does in 12.04LTS.

Ideally, I’d like to find backported drivers for 10.04LTS. so I can
just duplicate everything without modification. Failing that, I’m
going to have to use 12.04LTS.

My question is, are there any showstoppers for able to run
GnuRadio 3.3 on Ubuntu 12.04LTS? My customer really wants all the
SDRs to be the same for CM purposes, and does not have the schedule
time for me to port his custom blocks and flowgraphs from GR3.3 to
GR3.6.

I know over the last year or two there’s been a lot of Boost and
Qt version issues, and I want to know if I’m about to paint myself
into a corner here.

@(^.^)@ Ed

On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 10:24 AM, Ed Criscuolo
[email protected]wrote:

My question is, are there any showstoppers for able to run
GnuRadio 3.3 on Ubuntu 12.04LTS? My customer really wants all the
SDRs to be the same for CM purposes, and does not have the schedule
time for me to port his custom blocks and flowgraphs from GR3.3 to
GR3.6.

I know over the last year or two there’s been a lot of Boost and
Qt version issues, and I want to know if I’m about to paint myself
into a corner here.

Well, I’m not aware of anything that would prevent 3.3 from working on
Ubuntu 12.04, but of course I don’t think anyone has actually tried it.

The Boost version in 12.04 defaults to 1.46, which has a known bug that
affects GNU Radio, but 1.48 is also available on that distro.

Johnathan

Thanks Jonathan! That tidbit probably saved me an hour of
troubleshooting right there! :slight_smile:

@(^.^)@ Ed

Hi Ed,

I’ve been doing the same recently with gnuradio-3.4 on ubuntu 12.04 x64,
So
I’m guessing it’s pretty similar.

Anyway, copying and pasting some notes I made which should hopefully
help
you, there were a few little horrors in there!

NB The boost version is probably not that important so long as it
compiles,
1.40 was ‘known good’ though.

Good luck!

John

Installing GNU Radio on 12.04

To avoid spending days figuring out how to install our old versiojn of
GNU
Radio onto Ubuntu 12 (and probably later versions also), follow these
instructions TO THE LETTER.

Use g++ <= 4.5 (using make CXX=g+±4.5)
Use swig 1.3
Use Boost 1.40

I used automake 1.11, which needed patching, due to it causing problems
with make install:

— lib/am/python.am.orig 2012-01-31 11:41:18.000000000 +0000
+++ lib/am/python.am
@@ -23,8 +23,8 @@ endif %?INSTALL%

Installing.

------------

+?FIRST?am__py_compile = PYTHON=$(PYTHON) $(SHELL) $(py_compile)
if %?INSTALL%
-?FIRST?am__py_compile = PYTHON=$(PYTHON) $(SHELL) $(py_compile)
am__installdirs += “$(DESTDIR)$(%NDIR%dir)”
.PHONY install-%EXEC?exec:data%-am: install-%DIR%PYTHON
install-%DIR%PYTHON: $(%DIR%_PYTHON)

You need to add two lines to ./gnuradio-core/src/lib/Makefile.am, under
the
libgnuradio_core_la_LIBADD section:
$(BOOST_FILESYSTEM_LIB)
$(BOOST_SYSTEM_LIB)

or else the complier will complain about not being able to find symbols
in
gr-usrp and audio, and these modules wont work.

On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 6:51 PM, Ed Criscuolo

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