With my raspbian I used to use the command gpio. Unfortunately, I forgot how I installed it, or if it came installed by default in Raspbian.

Now I'm playing with UbuntuCore for RaspberryPi, and I have the need of using this command again, but it's not clear how to install it.

By googling around, I've seen people recommending installing these packages:

sudo apt-get install python-pip python-dev
sudo pip install RPi.GPIO
sudo pip install wiringPi
sudo pip install gpio

But that doesn't bring the gpio command, apparently.

The commands I want to launch via gpio are this kind:

gpio mode 0 out
gpio write 0 1
gpio write 0 0

How can I install gpio?

  • The tool that provides a syntax you describe should come with wiringpi wiringpi.com/the-gpio-utility
    – Ghanima
    Aug 27 '16 at 23:40
  • I already said that I installed wiringPi through sudo pip install and that doesn't make gpio command appear
    – knocte
    Aug 27 '16 at 23:41

sudo pip install won't work, because it is NOT a Python program.

The following answer explains how to install it and also how to get the missing man pages. https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/51378/8697

  • wiringpi doesn't seem to be available for this version of ubuntu (ubuntu-core snappy?)
    – knocte
    Aug 28 '16 at 2:07
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    If it is not in the distribution, you can always install it from source wiringpi.com/download-and-install
    – Milliways
    Aug 28 '16 at 2:30

A little bit late, but as can be found here: http://wiringpi.com/download-and-install/ simply type

sudo apt-get install wiringpi

This installs the gpio command.

docker run --rm --device /dev/ttyAMA0:/dev/ttyAMA0 --device /dev/mem:/dev/mem --privileged -ti python:2 /bin/sh
apt-get update && apt-get install git-core sudo
git clone https://github.com/WiringPi/WiringPi --depth 1
cd WiringPi/
gpio readall

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