[USRP-users] Settinng up GNU for USRP B200mini and Ubuntu 14.04lts

Marcus Müller marcus.mueller at ettus.com
Sat Mar 5 07:14:42 EST 2016

I wanted to add that if I was to set up a new system, there's no way I
would settle for a 2 years old Ubuntu LTS; the "long term support" ends
in August, this year[1] (2.3 years of support – I'd wonder what the
RedHat and CentOS people think of that understanding of "long term").

Ubuntu 14.04 has a lot of "bad" library versions (especially Boost is a
headache, but also libusb and others). If you're already used to Ubuntu
(and hence don't want to switch to a different distro), use the most
current one. You'll have to update in autumn this year, anyway, and
better then taking a "small" step forward then dealing with all the
things that changed over the last years at once. Also, a lot of things
simply got more "convenient", you get better driver support etc.

Best regards,

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases
On 04.03.2016 21:05, James Humphries via USRP-users wrote:
> Oops, the OS was right in the e-mail subject :)
> The build-gnuradio script is the most straight forward way to get up
> and running. PyBOMBS offers some extra flexibility and features, but
> you will probably not need them for getting started.
> -Trip
> On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 2:57 PM, Tyler Hudgins
> <tyler.hudgins at nvc-inc.net <mailto:tyler.hudgins at nvc-inc.net>> wrote:
>     I installed gnu with the script provided by gnuradio i.e. "sudo
>     apt-get install gnu radio".
>     @Martijn, after some research I have done I am under the
>     impression that you must install uhd first in order for gnu/grc to
>     recognize it.
>     @James, I am installing on the latest update of Ubuntu 14 directly
>     from Ubuntu's download link. Also to be honest I am not sure which
>     install option would be better pybombs or gnu's script.
>     -Tyler
>     On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 2:36 PM, James Humphries
>     <james.humphries at ettus.com <mailto:james.humphries at ettus.com>> wrote:
>         Hi Tyler,
>         How did you install GNU Radio the first time? What OS are you
>         using?
>         I recommend using either the build-gnuradio script or PyBOMBS.
>         Each will build and install both UHD and GNU Radio from
>         source. They also try and get the pre-requisite software
>         packages setup for you.
>         https://gnuradio.org/redmine/projects/gnuradio/wiki/InstallingGRFromSource#Using-the-build-gnuradio-script
>         http://gnuradio.org/redmine/projects/pybombs/wiki
>         Have a look at the links, let us know if you need any advice
>         on how to proceed with either option.
>         -Trip
>         On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 2:18 PM, Tyler Hudgins via USRP-users
>         <usrp-users at lists.ettus.com
>         <mailto:usrp-users at lists.ettus.com>> wrote:
>             Hey,
>             So I am new to the usrp platform and just purchased a
>             B200mini. I was excited to crack it open and test some of
>             its capabilities in gnuradio however it appears that the
>             install of Gnuradio I had was not able to run any uhd
>             blocks. After about a week of trial and error I managed to
>             clutter my system with broken and multiple copies of the
>             the same files. I am at the point now where I have cleanly
>             removed anything related to gnu and usrp and I am looking
>             for a fool proof way to reinstall gnuradio so that it will
>             properly use the uhd modules and I can then use my shiny
>             new b200mini.
>             Any help/input is appreciated!
>             -- 
>             Thanks,
>             Tyler Hudgins
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>     Thanks,
>     Tyler Hudgins
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