04/01/2021 at 06:34 •
I bought a Baofeng BF-T1 radio and needed to write the channel configurations into it, so I googled a bit and found out that it can be done with CHIRP but I could not find an easy way to install it without littering the operating system's Python.
After checking CHIRP's requirements and dependencies I figured out a way to install it into a virtual environment without a single sudo ;)
Of course there are some preconditions, you need to have wget, xarchiver, python2.7, pip2.7 and virtualenv already installed and a permission for /dev/ttyUSBx devices or belong to dialout group, below is the script: (should work for debian / ubuntu but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY)
# I hope that this will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; # I DON'T TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. # Copy this into a file install_chirp.sh and call it in the current bash session # by typing: . install_chirp.sh # this will create a new dir called "chirp" and will setup chirp for you mkdir chirp && cd "$_" # grab the latest CHIRP tarball (chirp*.tar.gz) wget -e robots=off -r -npd -A tar.gz https://trac.chirp.danplanet.com/chirp_daily/LATEST/ # download the packages wget http://ftp.br.debian.org/debian/pool/main/p/pygobject-2/python-gobject-2_2.28.6-13+b1_amd64.deb wget http://ftp.br.debian.org/debian/pool/main/p/pygtk/python-gtk2_2.24.0-5.1+b1_amd64.deb wget ftp://xmlsoft.org/libxml2/libxml2-python-2.9.4-1.fc23.x86_64.rpm # create virtual environment, activate it # & install requirements with pip (this # will install into the virtual env. # -> .pyenv/lib/python2.7/site-packages) virtualenv --python=python2 .pyenv source .pyenv/bin/activate pip install pyserial pycairo # extract the downloaded packages and copy them # into the virtual environment xarchiver -x . libxml2-python-2.9.4-1.fc23.x86_64.rpm cp -r usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/* .pyenv/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ rm -r usr/ xarchiver -x . python-gobject-2_2.28.6-13+b1_amd64.deb tar -Jxf data.tar.xz rm -r data.tar.xz control.tar.xz cp -r usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/* .pyenv/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ rm -r usr/ xarchiver -x . python-gtk2_2.24.0-5.1+b1_amd64.deb tar -Jxf data.tar.xz rm -r data.tar.xz control.tar.xz cp -r usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gtk-2.0/* .pyenv/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ rm -r usr/ # finally install chirp into the virtual environment pip install chirp*.tar.gz deactivate ln -s .pyenv/bin/chirpw sed -i '1i#!'`pwd`'/.pyenv/bin/python' chirpw echo 'Now you can run "./chirpw" from '`pwd`
Now you can start chirp by running ./chirpw
Here I found how to make a cable for programming my BF-T1:
Connect the radio to the PC through a FTDI board.
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