Bug #8487

Ubuntu 20.10 install

Added by David Woodhouse almost 2 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:Closed Start date:11/27/2020
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:Linux
Model affected:Flatpack


I have installed Groovy Gorilla and added the PPA but it is reporting there is not a release candidate. Before I try and create a work around I thought I should report it.

FLATPAK also complains.



Updated by Jim Unroe almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Platform changed from Windows to Linux

The PPA won't work for Ubuntu 20. Some packages that CHIRP depends upon (Python2, for example) are no longer available with this version. The flatpak is supposed to be one of the workarounds, so I don't know why it isn't working for you.

I have seen guides and YouTube videos that are supposed to help you track down these dependencies and get them installed, but I have not tried any of them.


Updated by Joseph David almost 2 years ago

There is a YouTube video called "Install Chirp on Ubuntu 20.04" that worked for me on Linux Mint 20. I expect it would also work on Ubuntu 20.10.
I first attempted to install the Flatpak, but received errors when I tried it. I didn't have any luck there, but following the YouTube video worked for me.

Updated by Joseph David almost 2 years ago

Here is a link to the video mentioned above:

Updated by David Woodhouse almost 2 years ago

Flatpak installed:
Dlownload the flatpak to Dowloads

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
flatpak update -v
sudo usermod -aG dialout $USER
flatpak install flathub org.freedesktop.Platform//19.08
flatpak install Downloads/chirp-daily-20201014.flatpak
flatpak run com.danplanet.chirp

It works !!


Updated by Bernhard Hailer over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • Assignee deleted (Dan Smith)
  • Model affected changed from (All models) to Flatpack

Resolved by submitter.

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