FLDIGI Users Manual  3.21
Installing Fldigi

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Precompiled Binary

The precompiled binary is available with and without a dependency on PulseAudio. Unless you know that your system uses PulseAudio for its sound card service you should not download that version.

You will need three shared libraries on your system, hamlib-1.2.10; libsamplerate; and libportaudio2. Use the libraries available for your linux distribution. Most current distributions use either deb or rpm files and can be accessed from a global repository.

Building the libraries from source should be a last resort unless you are a knowledgable Linux user and have performed a library build from source in the past.

Hamlib

You will need to have hamlib-1.2.7 installed on your system before fldigi can be executed. Most current distributions either have a deb or rpm distribution file for hamlib-1.2.10. If you must compile from source you can find it at:
http://www.hamlib.org

Follow the instructions in the source code top directory to compile, link and install the library.

libsamplerate


You will need to have libsample installed on your system before fldigi can be executed. Most current distributions either have a deb or rpm distribution file for libsamplerate. If you must compile from source you can find it at:

libsamplerate source

Follow the instructions in the source code top directory to compile, link and install the library.

PortAudio

You will need to have libportaudio2 installed on your system before fldigi can be executed. Most current distributions either have a deb or rpm distribution file for libportaudio2. If you must compile from source you can find it at:

http://www.portaudio.com

Follow the instructions in the source code top directory to compile, link and install the library.

Installing fldigi

The static executables are tested on as many distributions as possible to insure that they work "out-of-the-box", but there are always a few Linux distributions that may have a missing link or library. The precompiled binaries have been tested and work correctly on all of the Debian and Ubuntu/Kubuntu distributions. They have also been tested and confirmed to work on Suse 10.1, and Mandriva 2007.

Download the tarball for the binary version and unpack to a directory on your HD such as $HOME/bin or some other convenient directory of your choosing. The least common denominator for unpacking a tarball is to download the file and save it to a convenient directory such as $HOME/downloads. Then open up a terminal window. Assuming you will be installing the executable to $HOME/bin do the following and that you have downloaded the tarball to $HOME/downloads

cd
cd bin
tar xzf ../downloads/fldigi-D.dd.npa.bin.tgz

where D.dd is the current version number as in 3.10

You can create a link to the fldigi executable on your desktop using the fldigi.png icon located at

http://www.w1hkj.com/fldigi-distro/fldigi-psk.png

Creating a desktop link to an application is different for each desktop manager, so please refer to the documentation for your specific manager.

The first time that you execute fldigi either from the command line or by clicking on the executable in a file manager or the desktop icon it will create a new directory and file:

If this is a new installation you will be guided through some necessary configuration by a new install wizard.


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