Bug #7845

Unable to locate package, Ubuntu PPA

Added by Joe Miles over 2 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:04/30/2020
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:Linux
Model affected:(All models)


Added the PPA and ran an update as described in the download page, but the package chirp-daily isn't found - screenshot attached.

Also, when I attempted to build from source, packages python-gtk python-serial werent' found.

Screenshot from 2020-04-30 20-26-14.png - Terminal of install attempt (306.9 kB) Joe Miles, 04/30/2020 03:32 am

Related issues

related to Feature #8077: how?? Closed 07/15/2020
duplicated by Bug #7837: No way to install CHIRP on Ubuntu 20.04 Closed 04/29/2020


Updated by Evan Black over 2 years ago

I'm seeing this in Ubuntu 20.04 focal. Although the ppa lists focal on lauchpad, it's not found in apt.

Updated by Dae k over 2 years ago

sudo apt update ; sudo apt full-upgrade ; sudo apt dist-upgrade ; sudo apt --fix-broken install ; sudo dpkg --configure -a ; sudo apt autoremove
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:dansmith/chirp-snapshots ; sudo apt update ; sudo apt install chirp-daily

maybe ?

Updated by Tony Fuller over 2 years ago

CHIRP depends on python2 and several other python2 related packages. These have been removed from Ubuntu 20.04

As CHIRP is migrated to python3, you can try a flatpak that is in early development in the meantime.

From https://www.flatpak.org/setup/Ubuntu/

sudo apt install flatpak

If that doesnt work then try:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak
sudo apt update
sudo apt install flatpak

Now that flatpak is installed, you'll need to set up the gnome plugin and the default repository

sudo apt install gnome-software-plugin-flatpak
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

Now that flatpak is all set up try out this flatpak by Richard Shaw

curl -LO https://hobbes1069.fedorapeople.org/chirp-20200430.flatpak
flatpak uninstall chirp
flatpak install chirp-20200430.flatpak

If you already had flatpak installed, you'll immediately notice a CHIRP icon in your programs list.
If you just installed flatpak, log out and log back in to see the new CHIRP icon in your programs list.

Updated by Chris Kopack over 2 years ago

Tony! This worked for me. Thank you very much!!! I don't know exactly how this works, but I followed along with your instructions and rebooted and Chirp is back up and running. Thank you!

Updated by Tony Fuller over 2 years ago

Thanks for the feedback Chris! It's greatly appreciated. Would you also mind letting us know which radio(s) you are using withe the flatpak and which OS you're on -- we are collecting information on the flatpak usage :) Thanks!

Updated by Bernhard Hailer over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Priority changed from Urgent to Normal
  • Target version set to chirp-daily

Keeping open to collect feedback for Tony (see previous comment).

Updated by Evan Black over 2 years ago

I went through everything for Ubuntu 20.04 focal and I STILL get "Unable to locate package chirp-daily".
I got it installed via flatpak

Updated by James Linch over 2 years ago

Just installed using above instructions on fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04LTSamd64 and it works perfectly with a Retevis RT6.


Updated by Ron Renfro over 2 years ago

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 as a dual-boot on my 2011 Macbook Air (which is stuck at 10.13 High Sierra -- two OS X versions behind and cannot be upgraded any further). Since the laptop itself is fully functional I am beginning the transition to Ubuntu for this box. I have been using CHIRP with the current OS X 10.13, but when I went to load it on Ubuntu 20.04, I ran into the same problem with getting CHIRP up and running.

Thank you Tony for providing the solution I needed. I am a Linux novice, so your traightforward and complete instructions were most helpful. Using flatpak, I am now up and running with CHIRP on the Linux side of my system. I am using CHIRP to maintain the programming of my Baofeng BF-F8HP. It is working perfectly.

Updated by Bernhard Hailer about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed


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