So a few weeks ago I set out to compile Gnuradio on my Raspberry Pi. It took a lot of googling but thanks to many users who encountered similar challenges, I was able to piece together the recipe below, that should result in a compiled gnu radio installation.
In the following section, lines starting with "#" should be executed as the root user. Lines starting with "$" may be executed as your favorite raspberry pi user.
build and activate an 1GB swap(Credit to email@example.com for posting these steps on the forum - thank you)
# swapoff -a
# sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/myswap bs=1024 count=1024k
# mkswap /myswap
# free -m
# swapon /myswap
# free -m
Prerequisites* Raspberry pi wheezy/sid (make sure to get a suitable image) *** Image 2014-06-20-wheezy-raspbian.zip (Wheezy 7.5) is too new, not supported by build script yet.
*** Image 2014-01-07-wheezy-raspbian.zip (Wheezy 7.2) should work perfectly with this procedure :)
*** Raspian images prior to January 2014 should work as long as the version is listed: "*6.0*|*wheezy*|*sid*|*7.1*|*7.0*|*7.2*|*7.3*|*7.4*)"
Option-1: build-gnuradio script (recommended)As the pi user (or another user with sudo access) run the following commands
$ cd; mkdir gnuradio; cd gnuradio
$ wget http://www.sbrac.org/files/build-gnuradio
$ chmod 755 ./build-gnuradio
$ ./build-gnuradio -v
Monitor the screen periodically and make to respond to the periodic yes/no prompts. If you get an error and the script aborts, try running it a second, and third time if necessary. Otherwise if it seems to be running, let it run if usually takes at least 24 hours (one day)!
Big thanks to patchvonbraun for building and maintaining the build-gnuradio script! It builds gnuradio along with the common goodies such as the rtl utilities and hackrf to name a couple.
Option-2: build from source manually
Install prerequisite packages# apt-get install python-cheetah libboost-all-dev python-lxml python-wxgtk2.8 python-numpy python-lxml libfftw3-dev libsdl1.2-dev python-scipy python-matplotlib python-tk octave liboctave-dev libgsl0-dev python-sphinx libcppunit-dev libuhd-dev swig python-qt4-dev libqwt-dev git
Check-out the latest copy of the gnuradio source tree$ cd ; mkdir gnuradio; cd gnuradio
$ time git clone http://gnuradio.org/git/gnuradio.git