I am trying to follow this tutorial https://xdevs.com/guide/ni_gpib_rpi/ but I am getting stuck on the 8th step because on my pi I dont have the directory "/home/gpib" please help

I was wondering is it just that i have to go out and download the linux-gpib package and make a directory called "/home/gpib" and just extract the package there and do the make/install

  • I think the problem is step 8 gives this directory /home/gpib/linux-gpib-3.2.21# make, but I think this is the directory needed /home/linux-gpib/linux-gpib-code/linux-gpib/linux-gpib-3.2.21 May 27, 2016 at 20:07
  • im sorry that does not exist either
    – Ray M
    May 27, 2016 at 21:13
  • does a linux-gpib-3.2.21 directory exist anywhere in your home directory? You can use the find command to check find ~ -name "linux-gpib-3.2.21" May 27, 2016 at 21:17
  • i did the command and it return something that looked like this pi# find ~ -name "linux-gpib-3.2.21" pi#
    – Ray M
    May 27, 2016 at 21:21
  • so no i believe
    – Ray M
    May 27, 2016 at 21:27

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Step 5) lists:

root@tin:/home/# mkdir linux-gpib
root@tin:/home/# cd linux-gpib

The required directory is created before step 8). You might just have missed that piece while working through the list.

  • no actually its supose to be "/home/gpib" not "/home/linux-gpib" i believe sorry
    – Ray M
    May 27, 2016 at 21:14

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