Here’s my story. Please bear with me, as it’s somewhat relevant.
I bought myself a hackrf porta-pack for Christmas. It showed up some time in January, and I had a happy month or month and a half messing with it. I installed gnuradio, a spectrum analyzer, and various other software, and everything worked fine.
Some time in March, we had an update that broke gnuradio. I don’t remember what now, But I’ve been messing with this on and off in my spare time since early/mid-march, and I can’t find a version of gnu-radio that will work. (Side note: There are two versions of gnuradio-companion, both in Community repo, both v188.8.131.52-3. But leaving that alone for now…)
I tried the standard version in the community repo, and it fails to build with an error about dependencies (about 50 different python things with weird names like noodle and cheetah and such).
Then there’s a maintenance version in the repo, which fails with the same error.
So I went to the gnuradio official page and followed their instructions for building from git. This version fails at launch with some error or another. Something about cmake.
Turns out, the master branch is broken, has been for some time, and you’re supposed to build from the maintenance branch. This works and installs the software. But it fails to run any of my flowchart blocks because it says it can’t find libgnuradio3.8.2.
Does anybody here use gnuradio? Does anyone know a way to install it that both A) installs and B) is usable when it’s done installing?
Not trying to sound like a jerk or whatever, but this is pretty maddening running in circles, install, uninstall, dependency hunt, clone this, download that, compile the other… Doubly so since I did have it working at one point, and I somehow managed to do it with little to no effort.