A step-by-step procedure to make the rtl-sdr package. Lines beginning with "#" are comments.
#First, be sure you are up to date with any changes in the Raspbian repository. #This is a good thing to do occasionally to get bug fixes and security updates. sudo aptitude update sudo aptitude safe-upgrade #The following should have been done already, but try again to be sure. sudo aptitude install autoconf libtool make libusb-1.0-0-dev # go to rtl-sdr directory and uninstall to be sure old stuff is removed cd rtl-sdr # Be sure old exe files are removed, if they exist sudo make uninstall # Go back up to main directory cd .. # Remove old files rm -rf rtl-sdr # Download new source files git clone git://git.osmocom.org/rtl-sdr.git cd rtl-sdr # note that file configure.ac is there! (optional) ls # Make system build files required by make autoreconf -i # Configure to local environment ./configure # Compile and install source code make sudo make install # Set up run-time bindings sudo ldconfig # Set up rules to recognize the RTL-SDR USB device sudo make install-udev-rules # Insert RTL-SDR USB device, if desired, try diagnostic rtl_test -t