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This page describes how to build/install the sigrok subprojects on Linux.

Distribution packages

See Downloads.

Building

IMPORTANT: The following sections on installing build requirements are distro-specific examples and may or may not be out of date, depending on which distro you use. Please check the official build requirements list in the wiki or the current libsigrok README for the full list of requirements.

libserialport

Installing the requirements

Debian/Ubuntu/Mint

$ sudo apt-get install git-core gcc make autoconf automake libtool

Arch

# pacman -S git gcc make autoconf automake libtool

Building

$ git clone git://sigrok.org/libserialport
$ cd libserialport
$ ./autogen.sh
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install

libsigrok

Installing the requirements

Debian/Ubuntu

$ sudo apt-get install git-core gcc g++ make autoconf autoconf-archive \
  automake libtool pkg-config libglib2.0-dev libglibmm-2.4-dev libzip-dev \
  libusb-1.0-0-dev libftdi-dev check doxygen python-numpy\
  python-dev python-gi-dev python-setuptools swig default-jdk

Fedora (18, 19)

$ sudo yum install git gcc make autoconf automake libtool pkgconfig glib2-devel \
  libzip-devel libusb1-devel libftdi-devel check-devel

Arch

# pacman -S git gcc make autoconf autoconf-archive automake libtool \
  pkg-config glib2 glibmm libzip libusb libftdi check doxygen python-numpy \
  python-setuptools swig jdk8-openjdk

Building

$ git clone git://sigrok.org/libsigrok
$ cd libsigrok
$ ./autogen.sh
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install

Device access

Please read this FAQ entry for any extra steps you may need to take to get your specific device working.

Please see Building#FAQ if you are sure that you installed all requirements properly but still encounter some issues.

libsigrokdecode

Installing the requirements

Debian/Ubuntu

$ sudo apt-get install git-core gcc make autoconf automake libtool pkg-config libglib2.0-dev python3-dev

Fedora (18, 19, 20)

$ sudo yum install git gcc make autoconf automake libtool pkgconfig glib2-devel python3-devel check-devel

Arch

# pacman -S git gcc make autoconf automake libtool pkgconfig glib2 python check

Building

$ git clone git://sigrok.org/libsigrokdecode
$ cd libsigrokdecode
$ ./autogen.sh
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install

sigrok-cli

Installing the requirements

Debian/Ubuntu'

$ sudo apt-get install git-core gcc make autoconf automake libtool pkg-config libglib2.0-dev

Fedora (18, 19)

$ sudo yum install git gcc make autoconf automake libtool pkgconfig glib2-devel

OpenSuse

$ zypper install git gcc make autoconf automake libtool pkgconfig glib2-devel

Arch

# pacman -S git gcc make autoconf automake libtool pkgconfig glib2

Building

$ git clone git://sigrok.org/sigrok-cli
$ cd sigrok-cli
$ ./autogen.sh
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install

PulseView

Installing the requirements

Debian/Ubuntu

$ sudo apt-get install git-core g++ make cmake libtool pkg-config \
  libglib2.0-dev libqt4-dev libboost-test-dev libboost-thread-dev\
  libboost-filesystem-dev libboost-system-dev

Fedora (18, 19)

$ sudo yum install git gcc cmake libtool pkgconfig glib2-devel \
  boost-devel qt-devel boost-devel

Arch

# pacman -S git gcc make cmake libtool pkgconfig glib2 boost qt5 \
  qt5-base qt5-svg

Building

$ git clone git://sigrok.org/pulseview
$ cd pulseview
$ cmake .
$ make
$ sudo make install

FAQ

Warning: AX_CXX_COMPILE_STDCXX_11 macro not found

See here.

Warning: AX_CXX_COMPILE_STDCXX_11 macro is too old

See here.

Cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

See here.

TEST FAILED: .../lib/python2.7/site-packages/ does NOT support .pth files

See here.

Cannot access USB / serial / other device

See here.