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RPI-4 wsjt-x install problem


Hamilton Stewart
 

H,

I'm new to RPI-4 (Debian 10 Buster) and using it for Ham radio. I have Ubuntu exprience on a work-station desktop.
I went through the steps in KM4ACK post very carefully. Everything worked except the actual install. 

When I enter:
#install the package again now that dependencies are fixed.
sudo dpkg -i wsjtx_2.1.0_armhf.deb

I get a error "is not a Debian Format archive"  I then extracted it using the Buster tools and still get the same message.

I downloaded the Debian 64 bit version of wsjt-x 2.1.0 from the wsjt-x site and got the same error.
--
Hamilton K1HMS
Amherst, NH USA


Yaniv Eliash
 

My only guess would offer that it's a corrupted file and you should download it again.
I used the same file on RPi4 running buster without issues.

On Mon, 21 Oct 2019 at 21:25, Hamilton Stewart <hms-llc@...> wrote:
H,

I'm new to RPI-4 (Debian 10 Buster) and using it for Ham radio. I have Ubuntu exprience on a work-station desktop.
I went through the steps in KM4ACK post very carefully. Everything worked except the actual install. 

When I enter:
#install the package again now that dependencies are fixed.
sudo dpkg -i wsjtx_2.1.0_armhf.deb

I get a error "is not a Debian Format archive"  I then extracted it using the Buster tools and still get the same message.

I downloaded the Debian 64 bit version of wsjt-x 2.1.0 from the wsjt-x site and got the same error.
--
Hamilton K1HMS
Amherst, NH USA


Hamilton Stewart
 

Thanks Yaniv,

I deleted the previous file from the download folder and and downloaded it again. It appears to be working and the file appears in the download folder. The downloaded file is only 112k and when I open it with a text editor, it says "coming soon!"  Looking at the wsjt web site it says the Raspian version is not released.

I have a new RPI-4 and I'm using the just released Debian 10 "Buster".  Is this your setup?

Thanks,
--
Hamilton K1HMS
Amherst, NH USA


Yaniv Eliash
 

You're probably using the wrong link
it's around 10MB



On Mon, 21 Oct 2019 at 22:39, Hamilton Stewart <hms-llc@...> wrote:
Thanks Yaniv,

I deleted the previous file from the download folder and and downloaded it again. It appears to be working and the file appears in the download folder. The downloaded file is only 112k and when I open it with a text editor, it says "coming soon!"  Looking at the wsjt web site it says the Raspian version is not released.

I have a new RPI-4 and I'm using the just released Debian 10 "Buster".  Is this your setup?

Thanks,
--
Hamilton K1HMS
Amherst, NH USA


Joseph Vilardo
 

Hamilton

I am using the PI4 and just installed wsjtx-2.1.0 successfully.?? I Downloaded the file wsjtx_2.1.0 from here:
?? https://www.physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx_2.1.0_armhf.deb

Go to the help page for wsjtx-2.1.0?? http://www.physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx-doc/wsjtx-main-2.1.0.html#INSTALL_LINUX. Read the instructions for wsjtx_2.1.0_armhf.deb?? the instruction says you might need to execute this command from a terminal window:


sudo apt install libqt5multimedia5-plugins libqt5serialport5 libqt5sql5-sqlite libfftw3-single3

I ran this command before I ran the command to install the?? wsjtx_2.1.0_armhf.deb. I moved the wsjtx_2.1.0_armhf.deb?? to a dev folder.

cd /home /pi/dev
sudo dpkg -i wsjtx_2.1.0_armhf.deb

Hope this helps.

Joe K3JV



On 10/21/2019 2:19 PM, Hamilton Stewart wrote:
H,

I'm new to RPI-4 (Debian 10 Buster) and using it for Ham radio. I have Ubuntu exprience on a work-station desktop.
I went through the steps in KM4ACK post very carefully. Everything worked except the actual install.??

When I enter:
#install the package again now that dependencies are fixed.
sudo dpkg -i wsjtx_2.1.0_armhf.deb

I get a error "is not a Debian Format archive"?? I then extracted it using the Buster tools and still get the same message.

I downloaded the Debian 64 bit version of wsjt-x 2.1.0 from the wsjt-x site and got the same error.
--
Hamilton K1HMS
Amherst, NH USA


Jeff Palmer
 

If the file says anything legible in a text editor..    There was a problem in downloading the file.

It sounds like you downloaded the web page (html) instead of the binary file (debian package)



On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 3:39 PM Hamilton Stewart <hms-llc@...> wrote:
Thanks Yaniv,

I deleted the previous file from the download folder and and downloaded it again. It appears to be working and the file appears in the download folder. The downloaded file is only 112k and when I open it with a text editor, it says "coming soon!"  Looking at the wsjt web site it says the Raspian version is not released.

I have a new RPI-4 and I'm using the just released Debian 10 "Buster".  Is this your setup?

Thanks,
--
Hamilton K1HMS
Amherst, NH USA



--
Jeff Palmer
Palmer IT Consulting, LLC.


Hamilton Stewart
 

Hello Jeff,

I tried the scripts provide by KM4ACK, the "wget" url points to the right 7.9MB  file in Chrome but downloads a 112kB file with a .deb extention using wget. 

I tried the link provided by Yaniv with an identical result even though the link is a bit different.

I will read the reference provided by Joe's in the morning and give it a try.

I went to pkgs.org, downloaded wsjt-x 2.0.0. It installed and runs without hitch. I'm able to do some testing on my go box while I sort the wsjt 2.1.0 issue out.

One thing is odd, when I first installed "Buster" I stepped through the configure screens and set a password. When I use sudo it accepts the password. But when I try to go to root I get a "password incorrect". I have also tried raspberry.

I appreciate the help
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Hamilton K1HMS
Amherst, NH USA


Hamilton Stewart
 

BTW

Here is the script provided by KM4ACK;
Installing WSJTX on Buster.

Note: Any line that begins with "#" is only a comment and not intended to run. Actual commands are bold

#from terminal run
#move to downloads directory
cd ~/Downloads
#download the WSJTX file
wget https://sourceforge.net/projects/wsjt/files/wsjtx-2.1.0/wsjtx_2.1.0_armhf.deb
#install the package
sudo dpkg -i wsjtx_2.1.0_armhf.deb
#The above will fail since it is missing  some dependencies. Below is a handy thing to remember 
sudo apt-get --fix-broken install
#install the package again now that dependencies are fixed
sudo dpkg -i wsjtx_2.1.0_armhf.deb
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Hamilton K1HMS
Amherst, NH USA


Jeff Palmer
 

Welcome to sourceforge.

This issue isn't your fault.  Sourceforge uses a script to help "load balance" downloads such as this, to be more efficient on their network.  That script is served as an html page, and the wget command you pasted, is just downloading that page.

replace the wget command above with:

which uses the direct download link from one of sourceforges mirrors.

follow the rest of the instructions as KM4ACK shows.   This should get you a legitimate binary.



On Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 10:08 PM Hamilton Stewart <hms-llc@...> wrote:
BTW

Here is the script provided by KM4ACK;
Installing WSJTX on Buster.

Note: Any line that begins with "#" is only a comment and not intended to run. Actual commands are bold

#from terminal run
#move to downloads directory
cd ~/Downloads
#download the WSJTX file
wget https://sourceforge.net/projects/wsjt/files/wsjtx-2.1.0/wsjtx_2.1.0_armhf.deb
#install the package
sudo dpkg -i wsjtx_2.1.0_armhf.deb
#The above will fail since it is missing  some dependencies. Below is a handy thing to remember 
sudo apt-get --fix-broken install
#install the package again now that dependencies are fixed
sudo dpkg -i wsjtx_2.1.0_armhf.deb
--
Hamilton K1HMS
Amherst, NH USA



--
Jeff Palmer
Palmer IT Consulting, LLC.


Jeff Palmer
 

I should also point out,  that because of the way sourceforge has this implemented,  KM4ACK's instructions aren't necessarily bad/wrong.   That link *will* work a vast majority of the time, and for most people.   It just won't *always* work, *every* time, for *every* person, and thats not your fault, or his fault..  It's nothing either of you did "wrong"  (and it's why (well, one of many many reasons) a lot of projects have moved away from sourceforge to places like github.com)


On Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 10:25 PM Jeff Palmer via Groups.Io <jeff=palmerit.net@groups.io> wrote:
Welcome to sourceforge.

This issue isn't your fault.  Sourceforge uses a script to help "load balance" downloads such as this, to be more efficient on their network.  That script is served as an html page, and the wget command you pasted, is just downloading that page.

replace the wget command above with:

which uses the direct download link from one of sourceforges mirrors.

follow the rest of the instructions as KM4ACK shows.   This should get you a legitimate binary.



On Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 10:08 PM Hamilton Stewart <hms-llc@...> wrote:
BTW

Here is the script provided by KM4ACK;
Installing WSJTX on Buster.

Note: Any line that begins with "#" is only a comment and not intended to run. Actual commands are bold

#from terminal run
#move to downloads directory
cd ~/Downloads
#download the WSJTX file
wget https://sourceforge.net/projects/wsjt/files/wsjtx-2.1.0/wsjtx_2.1.0_armhf.deb
#install the package
sudo dpkg -i wsjtx_2.1.0_armhf.deb
#The above will fail since it is missing  some dependencies. Below is a handy thing to remember 
sudo apt-get --fix-broken install
#install the package again now that dependencies are fixed
sudo dpkg -i wsjtx_2.1.0_armhf.deb
--
Hamilton K1HMS
Amherst, NH USA



--
Jeff Palmer
Palmer IT Consulting, LLC.



--
Jeff Palmer
Palmer IT Consulting, LLC.


km4ack
 

Jeff,

Thanks for the heads up on the way sourceforge works on the back end. I didn't know that their links wouldn't remain the same or not work the same way all of the time. Learn something new every day :-)

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73,
Jason
KM4ACK
Find Me on Youtube


Jeff Palmer
 

Jason,

No problem.  You're doing great work, and like i said, this isn't something anyone did "wrong" it's just how sourceforge works.   Most other providers have moved to more modern ways of loadbalancing (actual load balancers, anycasting, heck.. even DNS round robins are all better ways to handle it) but sourceforge has been around forever... and this apparently is something they are ok with.

Unfortunately, it occasionally causes some head scratching moments for people trying to automate things.

What I find interesting is,  wsjt-x is a modern programs.. I'm not too sure why they are using sourceforge instead of one of the alternatives, but that is probably an entirely different email thread altogether..  lol

Keep on doing the great work!

73


On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 11:19 AM km4ack <jason.oleham@...> wrote:
Jeff,

Thanks for the heads up on the way sourceforge works on the back end. I didn't know that their links wouldn't remain the same or not work the same way all of the time. Learn something new every day :-)

--
73,
Jason
KM4ACK
Find Me on Youtube



--
Jeff Palmer
Palmer IT Consulting, LLC.


David Ranch <dranch@...>
 


Hello Stewart,

One thing is odd, when I first installed "Buster" I stepped through the configure screens and set a password. When I use sudo it accepts the password. But when I try to go to root I get a "password incorrect". I have also tried raspberry.

"sudo" prompts you to for YOUR password but "su" prompts for the root user's password.  If the root password isn't set, you'll never be able to successfully use "su".  If you want to be root all the time, consider using "sudo su". 

--David
KI6ZHD


Jeffrey Hardy
 

I also ran into this same problem in Buster.

I found that I could only change the pi password using:

sudo raspi-config

Then navigate the menu to change the pi password

All other users' passwords change with the usual command:

sudo passwd username

Maybe others found a different work around.

Jeffrey


On October 23, 2019 8:49:15 AM PDT, David Ranch <dranch@...> wrote:

Hello Stewart,

One thing is odd, when I first installed "Buster" I stepped through the configure screens and set a password. When I use sudo it accepts the password. But when I try to go to root I get a "password incorrect". I have also tried raspberry.

"sudo" prompts you to for YOUR password but "su" prompts for the root user's password.  If the root password isn't set, you'll never be able to successfully use "su".  If you want to be root all the time, consider using "sudo su". 

--David
KI6ZHD


Hamilton Stewart
 

Jason,

Your post go me started and I appreciate it.
I used the command Jeff provided and now have wsjt 2.1.0, thanks!


--
Hamilton K1HMS
Amherst, NH USA


Alf Blomqvist <oh6ih@...>
 

Hi,

my update failed - have a Raspberry Pi 3 ...

73 de Alf, OH6IH


chuck gelm <rpi4ham@...>
 

On 4/14/20 4:41 PM, Alf Blomqvist wrote:
Hi,

my update failed - have a Raspberry Pi 3 ...

73 de Alf, OH6IH
Hi, Alf:

 My first WSJT-X on a RaspberryPi was a model 4-1G.
It used a small amount of /swap.
I upgraded to a model 4-2G and it works well. No /swap used.
Perhaps your model 3 does not have enough resources to run WSJT-X.

Chuck


Ian
 

Hello Alf,

Maybe something like 64-bit instead of 32-bit for the 32-bit Pi3 ?

Have you tried this link for info ?


Regards,
Ian..



On Wed, 15 Apr 2020 at 02:52, chuck gelm <rpi4ham@...> wrote:
On 4/14/20 4:41 PM, Alf Blomqvist wrote:
> Hi,
>
> my update failed - have a Raspberry Pi 3 ...
>
> 73 de Alf, OH6IH

Hi, Alf:

  My first WSJT-X on a RaspberryPi was a model 4-1G.
It used a small amount of /swap.
I upgraded to a model 4-2G and it works well. No /swap used.
Perhaps your model 3 does not have enough resources to run WSJT-X.

Chuck





chuck gelm <rpi4ham@...>
 

On 4/14/20 4:41 PM, Alf Blomqvist wrote:
Hi,

my update failed - have a Raspberry Pi 3 ...

73 de Alf, OH6IH
Please show us what you entered and the response.

Chuck


Alf Blomqvist <oh6ih@...>
 

With following result - Alf OH6IH