Maintenance of Installation Guides

Before I say anything else, I’d like to point out that I am very
thankful to those who have written installation guides over the last few
years. Many users have found them very helpful, and they have greatly
reduced the support burden for both me and the members of the community.

Unfortunately, some of those guides have gotten out of date and no
longer reflect the current methods of installation, and sometimes even
point people to old versions of gnuradio. A number of people have
become very upset at having spent a lot of time following the out of
date instructions. If you read the recent IEEE Spectrum article, you
will see that the author was one of these people.

If you Google for “gnuradio installation”, the GNU Radio wiki doesn’t
even make it into the first 3 pages of results!

My request is this:

If you have an install guide, the best place for it is in the wiki

so that we can all help maintain it, so migrating it there would be the
best thing. If you would like help doing this, just ask.

Failing that, it would be much appreciated if you could put the
following in your web page:

A link to the wiki, with the note that it is the source of the most

up to date info
A link to the mailing list with the note that it is the best place
to obtain support

Again, thanks to those who have taken the time to create an maintain
these guides over the years.

Matt

I did an installation guide. But I am not an expert of Linux and there
is one problem. But Gnu Radio works fine with the USRP.
The installation guide is in Word format, this is the link:

http://hefrweb01.eif.ch/~limaj03/documents/Appendix/B-Installing_Gnu_Radio.doc

I think that exist a better way to install Gnu Radio, but I did a mix
between some installation guide.

Julian

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Before I say anything else, I’d like to point out that I am very
thankful to those who have written installation guides over the last few
years. Many users have found them very helpful, and they have greatly
reduced the support burden for both me and the members of the community.

Unfortunately, some of those guides have gotten out of date and no
longer reflect the current methods of installation, and sometimes even
point people to old versions of gnuradio. A number of people have
become very upset at having spent a lot of time following the out of
date instructions. If you read the recent IEEE Spectrum article, you
will see that the author was one of these people.

If you Google for “gnuradio installation”, the GNU Radio wiki doesn’t
even make it into the first 3 pages of results!

My request is this:

If you have an install guide, the best place for it is in the wiki

so that we can all help maintain it, so migrating it there would be the
best thing. If you would like help doing this, just ask.

Failing that, it would be much appreciated if you could put the
following in your web page:

A link to the wiki, with the note that it is the source of the most

up to date info
A link to the mailing list with the note that it is the best place
to obtain support

Again, thanks to those who have taken the time to create an maintain
these guides over the years.

Matt


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If you Google for “gnuradio installation”, the GNU Radio wiki doesn’t
even make it into the first 3 pages of results!

Interesting to note:

(1) the top hit is Jon’s OSX install guide (go Jon!) … wonder if
that means there are a lot of OSX users working on GNU Radio? FBoFW,
my install guide is “hidden” from direct Google access and thus won’t
be included (but it is linked into the Wiki as is Jon’s on the OSX
page); this will change in the near future once my group at UND gets
our public WWW reorganized. That will also contain an updated
version of Dawei’s install guide. Unfortunately, folks will have to
be patient since these will not likely be complete until January …
just not enough time with everything else in life.

(2) GNU Radio 3.0 is now available from debian < http://
packages.debian.org/unstable/comm/gnuradio >, but not for ARM (which
is my current project).

On Mon, 30 Oct 2006, Michael D. wrote:

(1) the top hit is Jon’s OSX install guide (go Jon!)

Unfortunately that guide is out of date. It does not describe the
new build procedure using svn and gnuradio.org, which came along in
August. Some time ago I added brief notes at the
top of each page saying what had changed and pointing readers to the new
Wiki. In response to Matt’s recent message I made those notes more
emphatic. I hope to revise them soon, but I don’t have time this week.

I’m not sure about moving those pages into the Wiki. They
contain a lot of background explanation and more detailed directions
than
may be appropriate there. Also they make some recommendations (about
where to put the installed software for example) that may differ from
other guides.

Jon Jacky

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