GNURadio Installation with Hydra

Dear all,

I’m a beginner of GNURadio but I’m familiar with some basis of Linux
when I
use C++ & IT++. Currently I’m trying to test the Hydra-0.4 package for
evaluation under the last ubuntu ver 14.04.1 32bit. During the
installation
of gnuradio-3.2.2, there is an error which I cannot find the solution on
internet.

gnuradio-3.2.2$ ./bootstrap && ./configure --prefix=$GR

checking for boost >= 1.35… yes
checking whether the boost::thread includes are available… yes
configure: error: Could not link against libboost_thread!

‘libboost-all-dev’ has already installed, including
‘libboost-thread-dev’,
I tried both version 1.54 and 1.55 of libboost. I’ve also searched the
error message in Google, even after I installed the ‘build-essential’
package, the error remains the same.

I will be much appreciated if any of you have such an experience and
would
feedback some solutions.

Regards,
Jiayi (Vincent)

Hello Jiayi,

3.2.2 is very ancient. In fact, it’s older than my involvement with
GNU Radio, and I think it will be very hard to find someone how’s still
using it, so asking for experience, I’m afraid, is not going to yield a
lot of responses in 2014.
Therefore, it will be nearly impossible to recreate an environment with
all the GNU Radio dependencies that match the needs of GNU Radio 3.2.2.

I’m not familiar with Hydra itself; but if it uses GR 3.2.2 you won’t be
able to use it with modern USRPs, you won’t have much fun developing new
applications for it, and in total it might be wise to look if you can
either find a suitable substitute or port it to a modern GNU Radio.

However, I’m optimistic that someone else here has used Hydra, and maybe
he has some more specific hints than I do.

Greetings,
Marcus

Hi Marcus,

Thanks for your reply. I think the best way to us is to find the new
version of Hydra package which is based on the recent GNU Radio version
working with current USRP produces.

Another question is that, if we development the software with GNU Radio
and
USRP in Ubuntu, is it easy to transfer to Fedora?

Many thanks!

Regards,
Jiayi

On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 11:11 AM, Marcus Müller
[email protected]

Yes. Nothing in GNU Radio or UHD (the USRP driver framework) is
distribution-specific, so transition from Ubuntu to Fedora should not be
a problem

Good luck with finding a “new version” of Hydra; I didn’t find any
publication after 2009 on a quick first glance on google scholar[1]. And
I couldn’t find the source code anywhere. Honestly: If you don’t find
anything that proves otherwise, I’d presume that Hydra is kind of dead
[2]. Please prove me wrong on this!

There is the ORBIT lab that has come up with a rather comprehensive
infrastructure for wireless testbeds, so you might want to look at
that[3].

Greetings,
Marcus

[1]
http://scholar.google.de/scholar?q="Robert+W.+Heath"+hydra&hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&as_ylo=2010&as_yhi=
[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0yXqU-w9U0
[3] http://www.orbit-lab.org/
On 09.10.2014 16:41, Zhang, Jiayi wrote:

Hi Marcus,

Another question is that, if we development the software with GNU Radio and
USRP in Ubuntu, is it easy to transfer to Fedora?

Thanks for your reply. I think the best way to us is to find the new
version of Hydra package which is based on the recent GNU Radio version
working with current USRP produces.