this article introduce install uhd and gnuradio on ubuntu 16.04

1. install uhd

ubuntu 16.04 apt-get have uhd package but it is old version.

if you are from China, I suggest you change apt-get source to other. I use 清华大学 source which work fine for me, open /etc/apt/sources.list and replace all the content as below:

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release amd64 (20160420.1)]/ xenial main restricted
deb http://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/ubuntu/ xenial main restricted
deb http://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/ubuntu/ xenial-updates main restricted
deb http://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/ubuntu/ xenial universe
deb http://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/ubuntu/ xenial-updates universe
deb http://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/ubuntu/ xenial multiverse
deb http://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/ubuntu/ xenial-updates multiverse
deb http://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/ubuntu/ xenial-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/ubuntu/ xenial-security main restricted
deb http://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/ubuntu/ xenial-security universe
deb http://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/ubuntu/ xenial-security multiverse

run the commands below one by one:

sudo apt-get remove -y uhd
sudo apt-get remove libuhd-dev libuhd003 uhd-host -y
sudo apt-add-repository --remove "deb http://files.ettus.com/binaries/uhd/repo/uhd/ubuntu/trusty trusty main"
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ettusresearch/uhd -y
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y --allow-unauthenticated install python python-tk libboost-all-dev libusb-1.0-0-dev
sudo apt-get -y --allow-unauthenticated install libuhd-dev libuhd003 uhd-host

download usrp firmware:

sudo uhd_images_downloader

2. install other required package for gnuradio

sudo apt-get -y install git swig cmake doxygen build-essential libboost-all-dev libtool libusb-1.0-0 libusb-1.0-0-dev libudev-dev libncurses5-dev libfftw3-bin libfftw3-dev libfftw3-doc libcppunit-1.13-0v5 libcppunit-dev libcppunit-doc ncurses-bin cpufrequtils python-numpy python-numpy-doc python-numpy-dbg python-scipy python-docutils qt4-bin-dbg qt4-default qt4-doc libqt4-dev libqt4-dev-bin python-qt4 python-qt4-dbg python-qt4-dev python-qt4-doc python-qt4-doc libqwt6abi1 libfftw3-bin libfftw3-dev libfftw3-doc ncurses-bin libncurses5 libncurses5-dev libncurses5-dbg libfontconfig1-dev libxrender-dev libpulse-dev swig g++ automake autoconf libtool python-dev libfftw3-dev libcppunit-dev libboost-all-dev libusb-dev libusb-1.0-0-dev fort77 libsdl1.2-dev python-wxgtk3.0 git-core libqt4-dev python-numpy ccache python-opengl libgsl-dev python-cheetah python-mako python-lxml doxygen qt4-default qt4-dev-tools libusb-1.0-0-dev libqwt5-qt4-dev libqwtplot3d-qt4-dev pyqt4-dev-tools python-qwt5-qt4 cmake git-core wget libxi-dev gtk2-engines-pixbuf r-base-dev python-tk liborc-0.4-0 liborc-0.4-dev libasound2-dev python-gtk2 libzmq-dev libzmq1 python-requests python-sphinx libcomedi-dev python-zmq

3. download gnuradio source code and build

git clone --recursive https://github.com/gnuradio/gnuradio

checkout 3.7 release:

git checkout remotes/origin/maint-3.7

build. just run following commands one by one:

mkdir build
cd build
cmake ../
make
sudo make install
sudo ldconfig