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ptrkrysik, 07/06/2018 10:35 AM
Installation instructions of gr-gsm

Manual compilation and installation

Currently manual method of installation is considered to be the easiest way to get newest version of gr-gsm up and running. The gr-gsm repository contains automatic tests of manual installation in form of [dockerfiles]( that are built and executed by [Travis CI]( continuous integration service. Travis CI informs if particular revision of gr-gsm builds and passes tests on a set of GNU/Linux distributions. History of the results can be checked on [the gr-gsm's Travis CI page](

The instructions presented here are a version of [dockerfiles]( with stripped instructions specific to docker and without running unit tests. This wiki might at some moment be behind installation procedures contained in the [dockerfiles]( so in case of installation problems it is a good idea to look in there.

Debbian-based distributions (Debian Testing, Ubuntu >=16.04, Kali Rolling Edition) =================================

First install all needed prerequisites with following command:

apt-get update && DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get install -y \
cmake \
autoconf \
libtool \
pkg-config \
build-essential \
python-docutils \
libcppunit-dev \
swig \
doxygen \
liblog4cpp5-dev \
python-scipy \
gnuradio-dev \
gr-osmosdr \

Currently on Debian Testing and Kali Rolling execution of following command is needed:
``` sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ ```
It is a workaround due to an [issue]( with faulty libvolk installation on these systems at the moment.

Then download the gr-gsm's source and build it with following commands:
git clone
cd gr-gsm
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..
  1. The parallel build sometimes fails when the .grc_gnuradio
  2. and .gnuradio directories do not exist
    mkdir $HOME/.grc_gnuradio/ $HOME/.gnuradio/
    make #to speedup compilation you can use parallel build
    #"make -j $nproc" where $nproc is number of CPU cores
    sudo make install
    sudo ldconfig
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