Compiling FLDIGI on the Raspberry Pi, Take 2

Back in 2014, I wrote an article about my attempts to compile FLDIGI on a Raspberry Pi. That attempt was done on a Series 2 Raspberry Pi, with 512 Mbytes of RAM and an older ARM chip. Like everything else, time marches on, and I thought it might be time to see if a newer Raspberry Pi might perform better. The Pi I am using now is a Type3 B with WiFi and 1 Gbyte of RAM and a much faster ARM chip. Let’s see what happens!

First, if you installed a NOOB or Lite version of the software, you will need to install some additional software. If you installed the full version, you may have to add some additional software, we will cover that as we go along.

First, let’s make sure we have the most recent software:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

There is a source code build directions on the fldigi-wiki Which I will follow.

Create a directory to store your source code:

$ mkdir source

Download the FLDIGI source and untar it:

$ tar zxvf fldigi-.tar.gz

I followed the direction and it worked like a charm. Because I have PulseAudio installed already, I do not need to install that or add myself to the dialout group.