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    HOWTO: Install fldigi with hamlib and FLTK

    This tutorial will show you how to install fldigi, a program for controlling amateur radio transceivers.

    These instructions have been compiled from instructions given at:
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installingsoftware
    http://www.w1hkj.com/FldigiHelp-1.3/Installing.html

    The download location given is not guaranteed to be the newest version of each piece of software but they should work together. Search if you want to make sure you have the most up to date version!

    First we will install hamlib:

    Download the archive here.

    Now in the terminal:
    Code:
    sudo aptitude update
    If you do not have build essential installed then use this:
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install build-essential
    Now navigate to the location of the downloaded archive, then
    Code:
    tar -xvzf hamlib-1.2.6.1.tar.gz
    cd hamlib-1.2.6.1
    ./configure
    make
    sudo make install
    I prefer to use checkinstall which you can get with:
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install checkinstall
    Then replace
    Code:
    sudo make install
    with
    Code:
    sudo checkinstall -D
    Next we will install FLTK:
    Download FLTK here.
    Now navigate to the location of the downloaded archive.
    Now in the terminal:
    Code:
    tar -xvzf fltk-1.1.7-source.tar.gz
    cd fltk-1.1.7-source
    ./configure --enable-threads --enable-xft --enable-localjpeg --enable-localpng --enable-localzlib
    make
    then
    Code:
    sudo make install
    or
    Code:
    sudo checkinstall -D
    Now for fldigi, download here.
    Navigate to the location of the archive.
    In the terminal:
    Code:
    tar -xvzf fldigi-1.32.src.tar.gz
    cd fldigi-1.32.src
    make CFG=Release
    Now we need to move the binary file to the bin. Be sure to replace "extractionlocation" with the location that you downloaded the archive to.
    Code:
    sudo mv extractionlocation/fldigi-1.32.src/Release/fldigi /bin
    Now you should be able to run the program by:
    Code:
    fldigi
    Errors I had and how to fix them:
    While trying to install FTLK the first time I got this error
    Code:
    checking for X... no
    configure: error: Configure could not find required X11 libraries
    ./configure: line 8268: exit: aborting.: numeric argument required
    ./configure: line 8268: exit: aborting.: numeric argument required
    To fix this I had to install xorg-dev by searching in synaptic and installing it.

    I received this error when trying to run fldigi the first time
    Code:
    fldigi: error while loading shared libraries: libhamlib.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    This is what fixed it
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall libhamlib2
    To configure fldigi the first time you run it try the instructions given here.

    If you have problems or find errors in this tutorial, post them here and I or someone else can try to help.

    Good luck!

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    Re: HOWTO: Install fldigi with hamlib and FLTK

    AWESOME! Thanks for the how-to.

    I'm installing Monica to try and get a descent gamma correction on my LCD monitor. The Monica software has support for FTLK, and I couldn't get the package to 'compile?'. (I'm pretty new a linux.) Anyways, it turns out that I just needed to install the xorg-dev package, like you suggested.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install fldigi with hamlib and FLTK

    Thanks Perfect howto
    Including the error I also encountered.
    Regards Martin

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    Re: HOWTO: Install fldigi with hamlib and FLTK

    Failed at "sudo checkinstall -D". Here is the error message:

    Selecting previously deselected package hamlib.
    (Reading database ... 119140 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking hamlib (from .../hamlib_1.2.6.1-1_i386.deb) ...
    dpkg: error processing /home/steve/hamapps/hamlib-1.2.6.1/hamlib_1.2.6.1-1_i386.
    deb (--install):
    trying to overwrite `/usr/bin/nm', which is also in package binutils
    dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    /home/steve/hamapps/hamlib-1.2.6.1/hamlib_1.2.6.1-1_i386.deb

    Any hope for me now?? 73 de Steve ZP9EH

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    Re: HOWTO: Install fldigi with hamlib and FLTK

    Quote Originally Posted by dberg View Post
    I received this error when trying to run fldigi the first time
    Code:
    fldigi: error while loading shared libraries: libhamlib.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    This is what fixed it
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall libhamlib2
    Typing 'sudo ldconfig' after installing the hamlib libraries should get rid of the above error. ldconfig creates the links and cache to the system's shared libraries.

    Thanks for the pointers. I got fldigi up and running on 8.10 last night. I compiled fldigi and hamlib from source (to get the latest versions) and used the ubuntu version of fltk.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install fldigi with hamlib and FLTK

    when installing Fltk I get this error after the first piece of code:

    vladislav@vladislav-desktop:~$ cd fltk-1.1.7-source
    bash: cd: fltk-1.1.7-source: No such file or directory
    vladislav@vladislav-desktop:~$ ./configure --enable-threads --enable-xft --enable-localjpeg --enable-localpng --enable-localzlib
    bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

    Are there any files you need to install FLTK? Sorry I am new to this.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install fldigi with hamlib and FLTK

    When trying to install Hamlib, and get to the stage where I enter the 'make' command in terminal I get the following error:

    make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.

    I'm a Linux newbie so would appreciate help from anyone who can spot what I'm doing wrong?
    Last edited by Taffman; May 23rd, 2011 at 02:41 PM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install fldigi with hamlib and FLTK

    Download the binary from fldigi site .bin and ./fligi-3.21.16.bin and bang your finished. steve kd5mkv

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    Re: HOWTO: Install fldigi with hamlib and FLTK

    Download the binary from fldigi site .bin and ./fligi-3.21.16.bin and bang your finished. steve kd5mkv

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