Bug #7845


Unable to locate package, Ubuntu PPA

Added by Joe Miles over 3 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

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I read the instructions above:


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

Related issues

Related to Feature #8077: how??Closed07/15/2020

Has duplicate Bug #7837: No way to install CHIRP on Ubuntu 20.04Closed04/29/2020

Actions #1

Updated by Evan Black over 3 years ago

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

Actions #2

Updated by Dae k over 3 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 ?

Actions #3

Updated by Tony Fuller over 3 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.


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

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

curl -LO
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.

Actions #4

Updated by Chris Kopack over 3 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!

Actions #5

Updated by Tony Fuller over 3 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!

Actions #6

Updated by Bernhard Hailer over 3 years ago

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

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

Actions #7

Updated by Evan Black over 3 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

Actions #8

Updated by James Linch over 3 years ago

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


Actions #9

Updated by Ron Renfro over 3 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.

Actions #10

Updated by Bernhard Hailer about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed



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