Compiling (downgrading to) gnuradio 3.7.x on Ubuntu 20.x

Ubuntu 20.x comes with GnuRadio 3.8 which is based on python 3, and, the latest and greatest. However, sometimes you may need to install the older version of gnuradio instead of the latest 3.8 release. Here are my notes on doing just that First, you have to install python2 and pip sudo add-apt-repository universe sudo apt update sudo apt install python2 curl https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py --output get-pip.py sudo python2 get-pip.py Then, you have to install the dependencies for GnuRadio...

January 8, 2021 · 2 min · 242 words · Matt G

Compiling R1Soft Backup Agent on Ubuntu 16.x or 14.x

** UPDATE FOR UBUNTU 16.X ** it’s a little different with these versions of ubuntu, you can follow the instructions below, but when it comes time to updating your grub config, do this instead. # grep menuentry /boot/grub/grub.cfg Which, will output all the kernels, which now you just have to ‘count’ the entries, so for example if [ x"${feature_menuentry_id}" = xy ]; then menuentry_id_option="--id" menuentry_id_option="" export menuentry_id_option menuentry 'Ubuntu' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-simple-8e6c4ba1-8970-4c10-8245-ff967b14dad5' { submenu 'Advanced options for Ubuntu' $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-advanced-8e6c4ba1-8970-4c10-8245-ff967b14dad5' { menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 4....

August 3, 2016 · 4 min · 757 words · Matt G

Setup Auto Updating Apt-get Update/Upgrade with Logging

Here’s some quick steps on how to setup automatic apt-get upgrade and apt-get update on your ubuntu server, with the capability of logging and sending someone of your choosing a notification of the updates and what the output was. I pieced this together from various sources around the web into a step by step quick tutorial both for myself, and others to use to make it easier when wanting to set this up across servers....

May 31, 2015 · 2 min · 319 words · Matt G

Tutorial on how to Install Apache, Subversion and Trac with Virtual Hosting suppor in Ubuntu Linux

We recently had to setup Apache, Subversion and Trac all within a virtual hosting environment for one of our Clients to be able to develop easily and effictively among team members. They wanted to use multiple domain names for separate projects. Made sense to us, so we started looking for instructions on setting this up. We wanted to setup LigHTTPD, however it’s not nearly as easy because of no svn-dav module available, so we stuck with Apache 2 for now....

November 2, 2008 · 5 min · 941 words · Matt G

Installing Habari Blog on Ubuntu Server to Replace WordPress

You may have heard of Habari, you may not have. It’s yet another blogging software, written from the ground up to take advantage of all the latest technologies available. For this reason it’s not supported everywhere and probably is why you haven’t heard of it yet. I think this software could replace WordPress if done correctly, it will just take some time to get a little more robust, but the guts of it is definately there....

October 29, 2008 · 3 min · 569 words · Matt G