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Old 04-26-2010, 07:34 AM   #1
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Cool .sig files with .tar files... any real significance?


Hi everyone. I just decided to switch over to linux with hopes of digging deeper into my AVR microcontroller projects. I'm trying to get AVR Studio onto my Ubuntu system. I have an Eee Netbook. I've been trying to load up several programs through the Terminal, these programs all make up the entirelty of AVR Studio, as I understand. Anywho, I just need to know what the whole .sig file deal is all about. do I somehow need to make this run or be verified by the installation process of the .tar files?. If so, how do I do that?
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:29 AM   #2
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Isn't AVR Studio just for Windows?
 
Old 04-27-2010, 12:46 PM   #3
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Yes, I see that it's only for windows... but I see that some people have managed to get avr studio on ubuntu. I'm looking into various options while having a good excuse to explore the world of Linux. So back to my original question, what's the significance of a .sig file in relation to a .tar file? when I unzip (detar?) a tar file do I need to do something with the signature file? Excuse me if I'm missing something here. I've looked all over the net for more info before deciding to post here.
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Old 04-27-2010, 01:06 PM   #4
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The .sig file is probably a way to prove that the other file (tar or not) has beed tampered with. Could you post where you found it?

Anyway, why not use avr-gcc and avrdude instead of AVR Studio?
 
Old 04-28-2010, 01:00 AM   #5
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Thank you very much for the reply MTK358... I've actually given up on running AVR Studio in ubuntu now. After two days of research I've learned a lot about Linux this way, and yes, I am currently looking into the options of using gcc-avr and avrdude as you mentioned, but with something called KontrollerLab as an interface like AVR Studio.

http://www.cadmaniac.org/projectMain...=kontrollerlab

To be honest, I know a alot about electronics and microcontrollers, but not a whole lot of the inner-workings of the software I've been using up until now. Linux is inspiring me to take a much closer look (Love the terminal)
 
Old 04-28-2010, 07:49 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by porcelain View Post
To be honest, I know a alot about electronics and microcontrollers, but not a whole lot of the inner-workings of the software I've been using up until now. Linux is inspiring me to take a much closer look (Love the terminal)
I always wanted to learn how the software works, but Windows was just a crufty magic black box.

With Linux, the knowledge just seems to come to me naturally!

But still, could you show me a link to the .sig file?
 
  


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