[Wolves] trying to install pyodb

Mark Croft Redditch Linux Mint mark.croft.lug at gmail.com
Wed May 10 22:32:21 UTC 2017

after doing a bit more research. I did email them but not got back yet..
this is the actually website it is off - http://www.obdtester.com/pyobd

it for driving a "OBD-II compliant car diagnostic tool." usb device..
I can't find mine now after all the work installing windows XP{not my
choice it the customer that wanted windows XP on it cos he got a cd
with the software but no usb dongle yet)& linux on low spec dell

I thought i would have a play with the linux options of software the
usb car dongle thingy but will have to wait for a new one in post from
ebay (i have no chance of finding the one i order about 6 months ago
the house been upside 6 or 10 times since then)

I did get it running by just unextracting the deb file and running it
direct with python etc.. seems to work ok like that..


On 10 May 2017 at 23:12, Adam Sweet via Wolves
<wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
> On 10/05/2017 13:58, Mark Croft Redditch Linux Mint via Wolves wrote:
>> http://www.obdtester.com/pyobd
>> i have emailed the issue i have with linux mint 18.1 32bit and this software.
>> hoping someone here can help with the issue.
>> sudo dpkg -i pyobd_0.9.3_all.deb
>> [sudo] password for markcroft:
>> Selecting previously unselected package pyobd.
>> (Reading database ... 1113636 files and directories currently installed.)
>> Preparing to unpack pyobd_0.9.3_all.deb ...
>> Unpacking pyobd (0.9.3) ...
>> dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of pyobd:
>>  pyobd depends on python-wxgtk2.6; however:
>>   Package python-wxgtk2.6 is not installed.
> The problem you have here is that python-wxgtk2.6 is too old for your
> distro. I'm on Ubuntu 17.04 and I believe Mint 18.1 is their latest so
> they're roughly the same:
> adam at zoot:~$ apt-cache search python-wxgtk
> python-wxgtk-media3.0 - Python interface to the wxWidgets Cross-platform
> C++ GUI toolkit (wx.media)
> python-wxgtk3.0 - Python interface to the wxWidgets Cross-platform C++
> GUI toolkit
> python-wxgtk3.0-dev - Development files for wxPython
> python-wxgtk2.6 was last in Ubuntu 12.04:
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/python-wxgtk2.6
> and from what I can work out, Linux Mint 12.
>> i have installed the latest version of  python-wxgtk via package
>> manager and it still wants the early version of gtk library for
>> python?
>> how do i force that version into linux mint?
> You might try to install it from here:
> https://community.linuxmint.com/software/view/python-wxgtk2.6
> and see what happens but it will probably need to download a whole lot
> more than just that package and you may end up in a mess since you'll be
> mixing packages from old and new releases. Alternatively, perhaps you
> could put one of the above versions of Linux Mint or Ubuntu on a spare
> laptop.
> I'm a bit surprised their latest Linux version doesn't support a recent
> Linux distribution but Looking at the package, it was most recently
> updated in 2015 and the previous one was 2010. The last real development
> was 2004 with only bug fixes since.
> You could always try contacting them to ask if they could update the
> package to work with python-wxgtk3 but the chances are, if there's no
> financial motivation to do so, then they won't. They probably don't have
> a Linux developer sitting there doing nothing and updating to a newer
> graphical toolkit might not be a quick job.
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