*After much experimentation I have finally found a way to successfully install and fully run GRC 126.96.36.199 both under Windows XP and Windows 8.* I presume it should therefore work equally well under Vista and 7. First a few comments on the common causes of problems that most people have had: a. It is critical to have the correct *matching* and *complete* versions of the various required libraries. Most installations instructions online fail because of this reason. The Ettus installation instructions officially recommended on GNURadio website and provided here<http://code.ettus.com/redmine/ettus/projects/uhd/w... fail now because many of the original binary versions referred to are no longer available. Hence those instructions are now outdated and should be replaced by the instructions provided in this email. b. Although it is possible to successfully install GNURadio binaries for versions 3.7.x, none of them include runtime DLLs for WX GUI blocks. Hence these blocks are not displayed, and so most of the example files available cannot be used as they need WX GUI blocks. Moreover, some of the QT GUI blocks do not work in certain versions. Since I do not know how to make these binaries, I request those who have created these version 3.7.x Windows binaries to repack them so that we can run the latest versions of GNURadio in Windows. Until that is done, there is no point trying to install those versions. c. Only GNURadio version 3.6.x binaries have WX GUI blocks. But versions 3.6.2 does not allow moving the blocks. Only 188.8.131.52 is usable, and works perfectly well for all available examples tested so far including all QT GUI and WX GUI blocks. d. The required Python libraries versions are available only for Python version 2.7.3 and are NOT all available for versions 2.7.6 or above, or at least I could not find them online. Hence we have to use libraries compatible only with Python 2.7.3. e. Some library versions have their quirks or bugs. For example PyGTK 2.24.0 does not allow you to add blocks in GRC. Only version PyGTK 2.24.2 works ok. Also wxPython binary called "wxPython2.8-win32-unicode-184.108.40.206-py27" just does not work, but the same version but different binary called "wxPython-220.127.116.11.win32-py2.7" works correctly. Most online instructions do not mention the need for "wxPython-common" library, which is absolutely necessary. Also some odd problems such as this<http://gnuradio.4.n7.nabble.com/Windows-install-gu... to exist when the correct libraries are matched. f. In the instructions below I have listed all the correct working libraries and binaries with links from which to download them. Please use only the binaries from these links and install them in the sequence provided. Other versions or binaries may not work. Keep all default options unless otherwise specified here. If you have problems working with the instructions below, check your binaries, and ensure that you are doing a clean install. Finally, please share your experiences with success and failures on this list so that others may benefit. *Instructions to install GNURadio in Windows XP and Windows 8:* 1. Uninstall all earlier installations and libraries of GNURadio and Python and their add-ons. Ensure that the GNURadio directory and Python directory are entirely removed by the uninstalls. For Windows XP GNURadio default directory is: C:\Program Files\gnuradio For Windows 8 it is: C:\Program Files (x86)\gnuradio For all platforms the Python default directory is: C:\Python27 Both the GNURadio and Python directories should be non-existent. If they still exist, then delete them and reboot. We want as clean an install as possible. 2. Download "Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)" from here <http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.as... and install "vcredist_x86". If it says a copy is already installed and offers to repair it, and accept to repair. If it says a later version is already installed, then accept to close. 3. Download and install "python-2.7.3.msi" from here<http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.7.3/python-2.7.3.msi> . 4. Download and install "lxml-3.0.2.win32-py2.7" from here<https://pypi.python.org/packages/2.7/l/lxml/lxml-3... . 5. Download and install "numpy-1.7.1-win32-superpack-python2.7" from here<http://garr.dl.sourceforge.net/project/numpy/NumPy... . 6. Download and install "PyQt-Py2.7-x86-gpl-4.9.6-1" from here<http://kaz.dl.sourceforge.net/project/pyqt/PyQt4/P... . (Note: Keep all default options. You do NOT need to change anything.) 7. Download and install "PyQwt-5.2.1-py2.7-x32-pyqt4.9.6-numpy1.7.1" from here <http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/#pyqwt>. 8. Download and install "Cheetah-2.4.4.win32-py2.7" from here<http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/#cheetah> . 9. Download and install "PyOpenGL-3.1.0a1.win32-py2.7" from here<http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/#pyopengl> . 10. Download and install "pygtk-all-in-one-2.24.2.win32-py2.7" from here<http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/binaries/win32/pygt... . 11. Download and install "wxPython-18.104.22.168.win32-py2.7" from here<http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/#wxpython> . On Windows 8 you may get: Runtime error R6034 "An application has made an attempt to load the C runtime library incorrectly. Please contact the application's support team for more information." Ignore the message and continue. 12. Download and install "wxPython-common-22.214.171.124.win32-py2.7" from here<http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/#wxpython> . On Windows 8 you may get: Runtime error R6034 "An application has made an attempt to load the C runtime library incorrectly. Please contact the application's support team for more information." Ignore the message and continue. 13. Download and install "gnuradio_126.96.36.199_Win32" (stable version) from here<http://files.ettus.com/binaries/gnuradio/v188.8.131.52-... . Select the option to "Add gnuradio to the system path for all users". On Windows 8 you may receive "Warning! PATH too long installer unable to modify PATH!" which seems to be a NSIS installer problem when it finds the total path to be longer than 1024. If you receive this message then you must manually add the installation bin directory to the system path. For Windows XP the PATH variable must include: "C:\Program Files\gnuradio\bin;" For Windows 8 the PATH must include: "C:\Program Files (x86)\gnuradio\bin;" The string can be added to the beginning of the PATH to ensure it gets priority. In any case manually verify that the Path has been correctly set as above whether by the installer or by you. 15. Manually add the PYTHONPATH environment variable. For Windows XP this is normally: "PYTHONPATH=C:\Program Files\gnuradio\lib\site-packages" For Windows 8 this is: "PYTHONPATH=C:\Program Files (x86)\gnuradio\lib\site-packages" 16. Check that the GRC_BLOCKS_PATH environment variable has been set to by GNURadio installer. Normally this should happen automatically. If it has not been set, then set it manually. For Windows XP this is: "GRC_BLOCKS_PATH=C:\Program Files\gnuradio\share\gnuradio\grc\blocks" For Windows 8 this is: "GRC_BLOCKS_PATH=C:\Program Files (x86)\gnuradio\share\gnuradio\grc\blocks" 17. Install any other hardware drivers that you need such as UHD, etc. 18. To run, in the command line type: gnuradio-companion.py If you like you can create a batch file to run this from a shortcut from the menu or the desktop. Hope this guide saves you many hours of wasted time so that you can fully enjoy the wonderful GNURadio experience!! B
on 2013-12-26 17:11
on 2013-12-30 17:00
Bhaskar, Thanks for your effort on not only getting GNU Radio working on Windows but also providing us with the steps you took to get there. That could be really helpful to a lot of people. I have made a link on our WindowsInstall wiki to point to your email for other people looking for help. Please note, though, that we've tried to make it very clear that Windows is not a fully supported OS. None of the core developers can really test and build on Windows, and we rely on patches and feedback like you've provided from the community. We do our best to keep things working cross-platform, but as you've experienced, as versions change (both GNU Radio and it's dependencies), this is a serious project. Tom
on 2014-01-05 06:17
Bhaskar, I followed your instructions for a Windows 7 Ultimate x64 install. This worked the first try. Thank you!! I'd been following the same sort of path you did while I was on vacation, but was trying to make from source for a x64 implementation. I had something close, but couldn't figure out why the WX-GUI part didn't show up. Now I'll go and uninstall the working version and try to build it from scratch again. I've downloaded all of the x64 libraries that are the same as the working x86 version and will try to build it again. Watch for another note on this. Bruce -- View this message in context: http://gnuradio.4.n7.nabble.com/Successful-install... Sent from the GnuRadio mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
on 2014-01-06 15:20
Hi Tom, 1. Thanks for adding the link in the WindowsInstall wiki. I note that the link has been added in the section on "Building on Windows with Native Tools" where it is surely relevant for the dependencies that I discovered. But my instructions are intended for installing with pre-built binaries, and are mainly aimed at users who are *not* able to build natively, and so would never look under that section. For such users it will be very useful if you can add a link in the "Pre-built Binaries" section right where the link to the Ettus Research site is made. It can be added as an update or a caveat to the Ettus instructions link. 2. As an addendum to my main post, I have found that only one UHD driver works correctly with GRC 184.108.40.206. under Windows XP and Windows 8. And that is version 3.5.0 (file name "uhd_003.005.000-release_Win32") available from here<http://files.ettus.com/binaries/uhd_stable/release... . I will share a more detailed update on the UHD driver compatibility and error messages in a separate post. But I have included this info here for completeness of this thread. B
on 2014-01-09 17:41
On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 9:19 AM, Bhaskar11 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > never look under that section. > > I will share a more detailed update on the UHD driver compatibility and > error messages in a separate post. But I have included this info here for > completeness of this thread. > > B Bhaskar, Once again, thanks for your help. With the gnuradio.org wiki, you know, anyone can get an account and edit the wiki, so with someone like you who's actually been through this process, it'd be great if you could make these changes yourself to help keep us all honest and up to date! Thanks! Tom
on 2014-01-10 09:50
Hi Tom, Thanks for the suggestion! I have updated the wiki by adding a link to the email thread. :) But I wonder if it it appropriate to include the instructions directly in the wiki? I will be happy to do it and update it as and when I have anything to add. I just need to know if there is are guidelines for this sort of thing, or whether I can ask someone who oversees the overall wiki content. B
on 2014-01-10 20:43
On 01/10/2014 09:49 AM, Bhaskar11 wrote: > Hi Tom, > > Thanks for the suggestion! I have updated the wiki by adding a link to > the email thread. :) > > But I wonder if it it appropriate to include the instructions directly > in the wiki? I will be happy to do it and update it as and when I have > anything to add. I just need to know if there is are guidelines for this > sort of thing, or whether I can ask someone who oversees the overall > wiki content. Bhaskar, just go ahead. There's no real rules, and after all, you're the one who's putting in the content, so you get some creative freedom. We always are happy about new people contributing to the wiki! Martin
on 2014-01-10 20:43
On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 3:49 AM, Bhaskar11 <email@example.com> wrote: > Hi Tom, > > Thanks for the suggestion! I have updated the wiki by adding a link to the > email thread. :) Great, thanks! > But I wonder if it it appropriate to include the instructions directly in > the wiki? I will be happy to do it and update it as and when I have anything > to add. I just need to know if there is are guidelines for this sort of > thing, or whether I can ask someone who oversees the overall wiki content. > > B Yes, I think having the build instructions as part of the wiki is a good idea. I was thinking of doing so with your email, but because of my lack of Windows foo, I thought it safer just to point to the email thread. The only guidelines we have with the wiki is to keep is clean and clear. That might mean making a new page with your set of instructions. That would also help because your new page could be specifically tied to a version of Windows and GNU Radio that successfully worked as opposed to claiming complete generic compatibility. Thanks! Tom
on 2014-10-14 07:57
Dear Bhaskar, I have tried to download all the modules in your post, but two modules were still not available. These two modules are shown as following. 7. Download and install "PyQwt-5.2.1-py2.7-x32-pyqt4.9.6-numpy1.7.1" from here. 9. Download and install "PyOpenGL-3.1.0a1.win32-py2.7" from here. I found two replacements on the internet，they are shown as following. 7、PyQwt-5.2.1-py2.7-x32-pyqt4.10.4-numpy1.8.1.exe 9、PyOpenGL-3.1.0.win32-py2.7.exe After installation, the GRC GUI can not be displayed. Do you have the exactly same modoules? It will be quite appreciated if you can send them to my messagebox. Best regards. -- View this message in context: http://gnuradio.4.n7.nabble.com/Successful-install... Sent from the GnuRadio mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
on 2014-11-12 22:54
I also have this problem. Could you send me that two modules file? Thanks -- View this message in context: http://gnuradio.4.n7.nabble.com/Successful-install... Sent from the GnuRadio mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
on 2014-11-13 01:08
I have Windows 8 64-bit. Attach here is the screenshot of the files that I downloaded. Gerome Jan M. Llames +639271525124 firstname.lastname@example.org On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 5:47 AM, sollo [via GnuRadio] < email@example.com> wrote: > To unsubscribe from Successful installation of GNURadio 220.127.116.11 on Window > XP and Windows 8, click here > <http://gnuradio.4.n7.nabble.com/template/NamlServl... > . > NAML > <http://gnuradio.4.n7.nabble.com/template/NamlServl... > gnu files.jpg (113K) <http://gnuradio.4.n7.nabble.com/attachment/51307/0...