How To Install gnuradio on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install gnuradio on Debian 10. gnuradio is GNU Radio Software Radio Toolkit

Introduction

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

What is gnuradio

GNU Radio provides signal processing blocks to implement software radios. It can be used with readily-available low-cost external RF hardware to create software-defined radios, or without hardware in a simulation-like environment. It is widely used in hobbyist, academic and commercial environments to support both wireless communications research and real-world radio systems. . GNU Radio applications are primarily written using the Python programming language, while the supplied performance-critical signal processing path is implemented in C++ using processor floating-point extensions, where available. Thus, the developer is able to implement real-time, high-throughput radio systems in a simple-to-use, rapid-application-development environment. . While not primarily a simulation tool, GNU Radio does support development of signal processing algorithms using pre-recorded or generated data, avoiding the need for actual RF hardware. . This package contains the gnuradio-companion, a graphical tool for creating signal flow graphs and generating flow-graph source code. Also included are a variety of tools and utility programs.

There are three ways to install gnuradio 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 gnuradio Using apt-get

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install gnuradio

Install gnuradio Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install gnuradio

Install gnuradio 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 gnuradio using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install gnuradio

How To Uninstall gnuradio on Debian 10

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

sudo apt-get remove gnuradio

Uninstall gnuradio And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove gnuradio

Remove gnuradio Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge gnuradio

Remove gnuradio configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge gnuradio

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Summary

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