[op25-dev] Re: Repeater Build attempts

Doug Bade kd8b at thebades.net
Tue Mar 5 13:20:51 UTC 2013

It took several hours of google assistance and stepping through pre-req h*ll
but I *think* I have all I need for GNURadio as well as Op25 as well as
Asterisk loaded into CentOS 6.3

But did not try to compile anything yet as I ran out of waking hours. Zaptel
will be first stop tonight..I found RPM's for just about all the
prerequisites although names are different in RH vs Debian branches.

It may be easier to just work with Debian at the correct Kernel versions. (
older) . for less hassle on pre-req names. I am not sure how Zaptel etc will
build there considering the allstar branch is RH centric.





From: op25-dev at yahoogroups.com [mailto:op25-dev at yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of n4dav
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 8:10 AM
To: op25-dev at yahoogroups.com
Subject: [op25-dev] Re: Repeater Build attempts



I have gotten a GUI running on both XIPAR and ACID, pretty easily by running
yum groupinstall X-windows and groupinstall gnome-desktop-environment.
(Syntax may be a little off there). That gives you a gui to work with. FWIW,
Of the two, I like ACID better and that seems to be the more popular. As far
as getting GNR Radio and everything else built -- well, you found as I did,
thats a different story.

--- In op25-dev at yahoogroups.com <mailto:op25-dev%40yahoogroups.com> , "Doug
Bade" wrote:
> I will try to build on CentOS 6.x tonight which in theory I got the
> and it has a kernel that should be asterisk friendly as well as GNURadio
> friendly. I will detail the build as far as it gets and what errors I am
> unable to resolve myself. I have about 30-40 hours into the project of
> trying to build in various forms. I am sorry I did not keep notes on each
> failure. I have located some notes on getting zaptel to compile in a base
> CentOS system, maybe I can get past that hurdle long enough to get to
> asterisk and then GNU radio.
> I will provide more concise details when I can get at least something
> running that IS a step forward. So far that has not happened.
> I can easily get the asterisk part running by using allstar or Xipar.. but
> in both cases it is not a GNURadio friendly environment. So I am forced to
> build a GNURadio friendly environment and try to get asterisk running. if
> want them on one box and that has been problematical. 
> Doug
> KD8B
> From: op25-dev at yahoogroups.com <mailto:op25-dev%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:op25-dev at yahoogroups.com <mailto:op25-dev%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
> Of ikj1234i
> Sent: Monday, March 04, 2013 10:35 AM
> To: op25-dev at yahoogroups.com <mailto:op25-dev%40yahoogroups.com> 
> Subject: [op25-dev] Re: Repeater Build attempts
> OK, don't know what we could be doing different in a radical enough way to
> blast through this - other than to work patiently on the issues, one at a
> time until there is progress. I'm very glad to see that you haven't just
> given up. We probably would not be successful to attempt to put out a
> "binary" release of anything either, for the same basic reasons you've
> already listed.
> I run asterisk on a centos-5 system and run gnu radio on various versions
> ubuntu 10 and 11. It may simplify things to separate the two packages and
> there is certainly no need to shoehorn everything into a single machine/OS
> version. The asterisk component is designed to communicate with the gnu
> radio components via UDP whether they're running in the same machine or
> In general the repeater stuff tries to follow this rule, mostly
> successfully.
> > I tried several versions of CentOS 5.x , and all result in various
> > being of incorrect versions available or would not compile. I 
> which modules ?
> tried CentOS
> > 6.x and got closer but failed to compile Zaptel for the reasons stated
> > above.
> > 
> > So if the intent is to allow us to build over a wide array
> > of OS's I can say that Isn't going happen. The modules are so critical
> that
> which modules ?
> > have been used that I have yet to find a version that will build.
> > 
> > So unless someone wants to give some specifics in versions of OS that
> > currently running asterisk as well as op25 as well as GNURadio, I have
> been
> > thus far unable to find a combination that supports all of them. 
> > 
> > I tried starting with Allstar and with XiPar and neither has
> > support for GUI nor was I able to get a GUI to run, apparently that
> process
> As previously mentioned, it might be easier to start with the CLI version.
> don't know if the app_rpt stuff even uses the GUI. There may be no benefit
> to having a GUI, not sure.
> > that maybe tell us what version is in use so we
> > can get Zaptel to compile??? If that part fails, the rest is moot.
> > Asterisk running the repeater part is dead. 
> Yeah asterisk is a beast but it really shouldn't be THAT hard to compile.
> Zaptel is necessary due to the "dummy" zap channel support that's used
> internally. In addition this list isn't necessarily the right forum for
> problems compiling asterisk and/or app_rpt - but the problems might be
> trivial, so it wouldn't hurt to at least post a few more details here....

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