[USRP-users] Issues with ettus.com ubuntu repo binaries

Ben Hilburn ben.hilburn at ettus.com
Tue Sep 23 12:40:27 EDT 2014


Hey Doug -

Thanks so much for sharing this. I really appreciate it!

Don't worry about doing anything further for now. We are looking at the
issues.

Cheers,
Ben

On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 11:11 AM, Anderson, Douglas J. via USRP-users <
usrp-users at lists.ettus.com> wrote:

>  Hello,
>
>  I wanted to to let whomever is responsible for Ettus's binary builds
> know about my experience of installing uhd/gnuradio via your repo on a
> clean Ubuntu install. Since most of us don't work with a fresh OS install
> very often, I hope this is useful.
>
>  I realize that some of the below problems appear to be related to
> GNURadio, but they are only issues in the way you package and distribute
> the binary of it.
>
>  STEPS:
>  - Install Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on Dell E6500
>  - Fully update OS
>  - Follow commands for Master/Unstable here:
> http://code.ettus.com/redmine/ettus/projects/uhd/wiki/GNURadio_Linux
>  - $ uhd_fft
>  Traceback (most recent call last):
> [...]
> ImportError: No module named numpy
>
>  So, the python package "python-numpy" is a requirement of your gnuradio
> deb
>
>   - $ sudo apt-get install python-numpy
>  - $ uhd_fft
> Segmentation Fault (core dump)
>
>  This issue seems to stem from a SWIG call between uhd and gnuardio
> somewhere. I reported this on the list the day that the new Unstable branch
> binaries were pushed. Another user reported a similar issue [titled uhd_fft
> 003.007.002 core dumps]. In my post I offered to dig more into the segfault
> if someone could tell me what information they needed, but had no takers.
> In both my post and the above one, it was suggested that the error was
> probably a previous version of a library getting mixed in. This is clearly
> not the case since I'm working with a fresh OS install. Might it be because
> your binary is looking for some library that it expects is installed, but
> that the deb file does not actually install?
>
>
>   - $ sudo apt-get purge uhd gnuradio
>  - $ sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ettus.list
>  - I then followed instructions to install Releases/Bugfixes branch from
> the same website
>  - $ uhd_fft
> linux; GNU C++ version 4.8.2; Boost_105400; UHD_003.007.002-release
>
>  Error importing GNU Radio's wxgui. Please make sure gr-wxgui is
> installed.
>
>  Okay so I'm assuming that gr-wxgui was actually installed with gnuradio,
> but that maybe wxgtk and/or python bindings, which are dependencies, were
> not pulled in by your gnuradio deb...
>
>   - $ sudo apt-get install python-wxtools
>  - $ uhd_fft
>
>  Okay, now it runs!
>
>  All that's needed to fix most of these issues is to try running your
> binaries on a fresh install, see what it complains about, and add that as a
> dependency in the deb.
>
>  Regarding your segfault in Master/Unstable. I don't have any experience
> debugging compiled languages, but I'll reiterate that if anyone needs me to
> get more information, I'm willing to help. Just let me know what you need!
>
>  V/r,
> -Doug
>
>
>
>   *Douglas Anderson** | Intern*
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