Debian/Ubuntu WSPR in WSJT-X Install instructions

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Debian/Ubuntu WSPR in WSJT-X Install instructions

Following my blog post ( Post 5566 ), installation is as follows:

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GENERAL INFORMATION
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  • Current SVN Version: r7847
  • WSJT-X v1.8.0-RC1 is now released.
  • Supported ARCH: i386, amd64, ARMv7, ARMv8, ppc64el
  • Should work on: Ubuntu 14.04 thru 16.10, Mint 17.1 thru 18.x, Debian 8.x (Jessie), maybe others.
  • Adds new FT8 15sec TX/RX JT mode
  • Improved Rig Controls
  • New mode for accurate Frequency Calibration of your radio
  • Improved performance of decoders for JT65, QRA64, and MSK144
  • Options to minimize screen space used by Main and Wide Graph
  • Enhanced management scheme for table of operating frequencies
  • New keyboard shortcuts to set "Tx even/1st" ON or OFF
  • A number of (mostly minor) bug fixes and tweaks to the user interface

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UBUNTU INSTALLATION
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  • All install actions are performed in a terminal
  • sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ki7mt/wsjtx-next
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install wsjtx
  • That should do it; search your Applications Menu's for WSJT-X

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DEBIAN INSTALLATION
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Reports of late, particularly with Raspbian, indicate this method may not be appropriate. Launchpad is designed for Ubuntu based distributions. As such, adding PPA's to Debian based distributions may result in unexpected results. If you need an alternative distributions for RPI2/3 type devices, Ubuntu-Mate 16-04 series would be one such option. You be the judge.

  • All install actions are performed in a terminal
  • sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 862549F9
  • sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
  • Add the following to the end of sources.list

# -----
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ki7mt/wsjtx-next/ubuntu trusty main
# -----

  • Ctrl+X to save and exit
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install wsjtx
  • That should do it; search your Applications Menu's WSJT-X

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PACKAGE UPDATE NOTES
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  • All updates are through the normal package manager process: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade process
  • The PPA now supports iMac G4/G5 (ppc64el)
  • The control file now includes libqt5multimedia5 and libqt5multimedia5-plugins

73's
Greg, KI7MT