Issues Installing From Source

Hello,

In the past, I’ve always used the build-gnuradio script to install
everything with great success. This ensures that I have all the latest
versions of both GNU Radio and UHD.

However, I recently got a new machine and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it
(I
haven’t had any issues with 14.04 before). I updated the OS to the
latest
version and then tried using build-gnuradio. Immediately I started
having
issues. First, the script was unable to install git, cmake, and other
dependencies. However, I was manually able to do a “sudo apt-get” on
all
of these packages and at least get to the point where the script tries
to
install UHD.

Now I’ve run into a strange issue where “make install” for UHD appears
to
put all the .hpp files in the right place, but the script fails because
it
can’t find the uhd_find_devices command. I’ve tried to manually make
install UHD with the same effects. It tells me that all the .hpp files
are
in the correct directory, but I still cannot locate the uhd_find_devices
command. Note that running build-gnuradio with the verbose flag set
didn’t
throw any errors that I can see.

Has anyone experienced similar issues? Does the simple “sudo apt-get
install gnuradio” command install the latest versions of UHD and GNU
Radio? I am also leaning towards trying a PyBOMBS based install. That
said, I don’t think I’m doing anything differently this time around and
I’ve always had good luck with using build-gnuradio.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Peter,

PyBOMBS will most likely work, although it defaults to installing
everything in your home dir (which is recommended for development, but
different from build-gnuradio). apt-get install gnuradio will get you a
fairly recent GNU Radio, but the UHD version in there is quite old.

I can’t say why your build is failing, though. Can you search for
uhd_find_devices, and if so, where is it?

M

On 03/04/2015 10:40 AM, Peter W. wrote:

cmake, and other dependencies. However, I was manually able to do a
“sudo apt-get” on all of these packages and at least get to the point
where the script tries to install UHD.
This is the first I’ve heard of it having problems doing the pre-req
installs. If you run build-gnuradio with -v, you get more details about
why.
If the underlying OS tooling is falling over, there’s very little
that build-gnuradio can do about it. It has as much
troubleshoot-and-repair
ability as a moribund gnat.

As a sanity check, I just went through and followed the build
instructions
for UHD found here: http://files.ettus.com/manual/page_build_guide.html

After the make install, I ran a find for uhd_find_devices and nothing
came
up.

On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 10:45 AM, Martin B. [email protected]

I am afraid I did not document this, but I ran into similar issues with
the
script and Kubuntu 14.04. However doing it all by hand, resolving
dependencies, load uhd and gnuradio sources, compile the stuff,
installing
udev rules, installing the gnuradio icons by hand and such, this all was
not
a big deal, and in some cases I simply read the script as a manual how
to do
it.

Pybombs is something I could not become friends with yet. For many
people it
seems to work, for me all attempts were disastreous.

Ralph.

where the script tries to install UHD.
This is the first I’ve heard of it having problems doing the pre-req
installs. If
you run build-gnuradio with -v, you get more details about why.
If the underlying OS tooling is falling over, there’s very little that
build-

Hello Peter

I had installed yesterday on my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04
I tried using WGET… but I got the similar problems like you
regarding the git…
So, I have installed it from source and haven’t got any problem.

You can follow these steps for installing it from source

Thee are two methods to install but I preferred to install it from
source

1)Install Dependencies:

//Copy the below commands and paste it in terminal(all at a single
time)//
sudo apt-get -y install libfontconfig1-dev libxrender-dev libpulse-dev
swig
g++ automake autoconf libtool python-dev libfftw3-dev libcppunit-dev
libboost-all-dev libusb-dev fort77 sdcc sdcc-libraries libsdl1.2-dev
python-wxgtk2.8 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 python-qwt5-qt4

2)Install prerequesties for UHD
sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev libusb-1.0-0-dev python-cheetah
doxygen python-docutils cmake

3)Installing UHD from git
git clone git://github.com/EttusResearch/uhd.git

4)Cmake for UHD
//Follow these commands step by stp//
cd uhd/host/
mkdir build
cd build/
cmake …/

  1. //Check the output of above one regarding the disabled components.
    Based
    upon our requirement we should select the USRP.//
    For example: cmake -DENABLE_USRP_E_UTILS=ON -DENABLE_E100=ON …/

6)make

7)Installing UHD and setting library path
make test(check whether it shows 100% or not)
sudo make install
cd
sudo gedit .bashrc

8)//Add this after HISTCONTROL=ignoredups:ignorespace//

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:usr/local/lib

//Save it and close//

9)git clone http://gnuradio.org/git/gnuradio.git
///This will take some time Can take even more than 2hrs////

cd gnuradio/
mkdir build/
cd build/
cmake …/
make
make test
sudo make install
sudoldconfig
cd
cd /usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/
pwd
//copy the path//
cd
sudo gedit .bashrc

  1. In 8th step we have added a path, after that one add

export PYTHONPATH=$PYTHONPATH:/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages

//if u prefer python 3.0 then u can add 3.0//
//Save it and close//

11)sudo ldconfig

12)sudo apt-get install gnuradio-companion

Note:
1)If you get any error related to dpkg then run the command as suggested
in
the error.

2)Installation can take around 2hours and it depends upon the speed of
your
internet

I hope it could help you

Regards
Krishna

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 4:02 PM, Ralph A. Schmid, dk5ras
[email protected]

Are you guys avoiding pybombs for a reason, or do you just not feel
comfortable with it? If you’re aware of pybombs and have a reason for
avoiding it, then stop reading here.

Pybombs works really well on Ubuntu 14.04. I’ve installed UHD + GnuRadio
on
multiple machines without a problem. Using it to install all
dependencies
and UHD and GnuRadio is as simple as the following few lines of code:

  1. cd to the directory of your choice
  2. git clone https://github.com/pybombs/pybombs.git && cd pybombs
  3. ./pybombs install gnuradio (this will install all dependencies needed
    for gnuradio including uhd)
  4. ./pybombs env (creates an environment variables file for you)
  5. add this to your .bashrc or .bash_aliases file, whichever you use:
    source /<path_to_step1_directory>/target/setup_env.sh
  6. start her up: gnuradio-companion

That’s all there is to it.

Hope that helps,
Rich

All,

My hesitation to use PyBOMBS was only a function of the fact that I’ve
have
had really good success using the build-gnuradio script in the past.
I’ve
deployed GNU Radio and UHD using Marcus’s awesome script several times
and
never had an issue.

Also, I can confirm that the problem (at least on my end) is tied to
Ubuntu
14.4.2 (released a few weeks ago). When I did a clean install of
14.4.1,
the script ran just fine. The problem can be duplicated by installing
14.4.2 (using the latest download from the Ubuntu site) and then
attempting
to follow the install instructions. I detailed the symptoms I was
experiencing in my original e-mail. Note that even with -v enabled, no
errors were printed. It looked like it was installing all the
prerequisites, but then later said it couldn’t find git, cmake, etc.

The really weird thing (and this makes me think that Ubuntu might have
something up with their current install ISO) is that if I install 14.4.1
from CD and then patch it to the latest version, I can still run
build-gnuradio just fine.

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 11:42 AM, Richard B. [email protected]

So, if I could get an actual, detailed, error-report when build-gnuradio
fails, I can look into fixing it.

It has worked well on Ubuntu 14.04 since 14.04 was released, but it may
be the case that some system update changed something that buggered up
an assumption that build-gnuradio is making. But without a complete log
of a “-v” run,
I have no way of figuring out what’s going wrong.

On 2015-03-05 03:15, krishnachand leela wrote:

//Copy the below commands and paste it in terminal(all at a single time)//
cd uhd/host/
make test(check whether it shows 100% or not)
9)git clone http://gnuradio.org/git/gnuradio.git [3]
cd
//if u prefer python 3.0 then u can add 3.0//
I hope it could help you

a big deal, and in some cases I simply read the script as a manual how to do

Marcus D. Leech

If the underlying OS tooling is falling over, there’s very little that
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This might be related to an issue I ran into with 14.04.2 when making
the
Live SDR images based on that.

If you install 14.04.2 from CD, then do:

$ apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev-lts-utopic mesa-common-dev-lts-utopic

…then try build-gnuradio, does it work?

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 2:01 PM, Peter W. [email protected]

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 2:41 PM, Johnathan C.
[email protected]
wrote:

$ apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev-lts-utopic mesa-common-dev-lts-utopic

That would be ‘sudo apt-get install …’

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