Gnuradio package in debian wheezy comes without firmware

Hi there people,
Have anyone noticed that the gnuradio package in debian wheezy comes
without the USRP1 (at least) uhd firmwares?

Best,
Rafael D.

USRP firmware was packaged with GNU Radio once upon a time, but now, all
necessary firmware can be downloaded from:

http://files.ettus.com/binaries/maint_images/
or
http://files.ettus.com/binaries/master_images/

depending on which branch of UHD you’re using.

For more information:
http://ettus-apps.sourcerepo.com/redmine/ettus/projects/uhd/wiki/UHD_Build#Firmware-and-FPGA-images

Hi Nick,
Shouldn’t the firmwares be inside the debian uhd package?
IMHO, makes no sense pack uhd without the firmwares (as they are free
software also).

Thanks,
Rafael D.

I’m afraid that’s beyond our control, as we don’t generate the Debian
packages.

Fine, I’ll get in touch with the package maintaners.
Btw, do we know which firmwares should be used with the gnuradio 3.5.2
that comes in wheezy?

Also, it’s good to see gnuradio inside debian!
; )

Best,
Rafael D.

On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 2:40 PM, Rafael D. [email protected] wrote:

Hi there people,
Have anyone noticed that the gnuradio package in debian wheezy comes
without the USRP1 (at least) uhd firmwares?

Alas you didn’t notice that I added to the package the
uhd_install_firmware
script that will fetch files for you, check that the MD5SUM matches
what I think you should see, and installs them in the right place
for the Debian packages to work.

Try
sudo uhd_install_firmware

And it seems Josh has a similar tool in newer uhd git source.
(host/utils/uhd_images_downloader.py)

“NC” == Nick Corgan [email protected] writes:
I’m afraid that’s beyond our control, as we don’t generate the Debian
packages.

It is in my control, and I suppose I didn’t communicate enough about
how I was handling the firmware side of UHD packaging.

It was nice to see gnuradio distance itself from those issues.

Big thanks to the ettus.com guys for making the uhd-host package side
clean to easily package for Debian. And, at my request, they included
the LICENSE.txt in the binary firmware tarball to help me make the case
for including their generated firmware binaries as Debian package
source.

I’ve also tried to get the uhd-images package at least into
Debian/contrib - but that is an uphill battle with the non-freeness
of current FPGA development tools.

I’ll keep trying to do the right thing. You be sure to complain to me
about Debian packages.

-Maitland
[email protected]

A quick Google search only comes up with information on the Debian
package
for GNU Radio 3.5.3.2, which was built against UHD 3.4.2.

The corresponding firmware can be found here:

http://files.ettus.com/binaries/uhd_stable/releases/uhd_003.004.002-release/uhd-images_003.004.002-release.tar.gz

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