How To Install chirp on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install chirp on Debian 10. chirp is Configuration tool for amateur radios

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install chirp on Debian 10.

What is chirp

CHIRP is a free, open-source tool for programming your amateur radio. It supports a large number of manufacturers and models, as well as provides a way to interface with multiple data sources and formats. . CHIRP can handle data in the following formats:

  • Comma Separated Values (.csv)
  • Comma Separated Values generated by RT Systems (.csv)
  • EVE for Yaesu VX-5 (.eve)
  • Kenwood HMK format (.hmk)
  • Kenwood commercial ITM format (.itm)
  • Icom Data Files (.icf)
  • ARRL TravelPlus (.tpe)
  • VX5 Commander Files (.vx5)
  • VX7 Commander Files (.vx7) . Most popular modern amateur radios are supported by CHIRP via their interface cables.

There are three ways to install chirp on Debian 10. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install chirp Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install chirp using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install chirp

Install chirp Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install chirp using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install chirp

Install chirp Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Debian. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install chirp using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install chirp

How To Uninstall chirp on Debian 10

To uninstall only the chirp package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove chirp

Uninstall chirp And Its Dependencies

To uninstall chirp and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 10, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove chirp

Remove chirp Configurations and Data

To remove chirp configuration and data from Debian 10 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge chirp

Remove chirp configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove chirp configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge chirp

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install chirp on Debian 10 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.