[On hold] of the Outdated Home assistant Monitors on generic Linux

[On hold] of the Outdated Home assistant Monitors on generic Linux

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We are still in the outdated plan on ice for now. Anyone running this installation method, you can now continue to this is running. We offer clear information in the future.

We will examine how we care for the supervised of installation via the generic-Linux.

in Addition, we will ensure that the supported installation guides are properly documented.


TL;DR: Home Assistant Monitors (also known as house helper, on Generic Linux) installation method is not supported.

There are currently three different possibilities for the Installation of Home-wizard:



  • Home Assistant: our operating system to be running either directly on a supported device such as the ODROID N2, Raspberry Pi 4, Intel NUC, or a virtual machine.
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  • Home-wizard, will be hosted Maintained: an install of core + supervisor, on a generic Linux installation.
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  • Home Assistant core: our Python-core-application is running in a virtual Python environment, or in a Docker container.

Other installation methods

the advantage of The implementation of the supervisor is that you are able to keep home assistant-currently from within the house wizard, and easy to install add-ons, which are preconfigured to be able to integrate with Home-wizard.

The Supervisor is a extremely complicated program, in conjunction with a wide range of applications and components in the host operating system. Examples are Docker containers, DNS, sound, and hardware, USB sticks, want to user with a Home Assistant. The Supervisor controls of the Home-Assistant, which allows us to create a complete home-automation-hub experience.

The Home-Assistant-operating system with the bare minimum, that the supervisor needs to run, and makes sure that it is not in the way of the superior: the system is completely managed by the Advisor.

Some users want to always been introduced in the control of the host operating system, and so a generic installation program, install Home Assistant Core and Supervisor on a generic Linux system such as Debian or Ubuntu.

But when people run it on your own system, things can possibly go wrong. And, in fact, it is quite complex to manage it with generic Linux. The Installation is fine, everyone has a tutorial to follow, but when things break, people come to us, not the author of the tutorial. And this work is steadily growing to a problematic extent.

Home Assistant OS and carers are kept, the of Pascal. He began 3.5 years old and has the respect of this first in his spare time, later as full-time employees of the Nabu-Casa.

Build the operating system, and the supervisor is a complex task that requires specific know-how. Unfortunately, after 3.5 years, there are no other contributors to help. This has led to its tasks to small, what can you expect from a full-time employee.

the Nabu Casa was founded, to the development of the Home Assistant a sustainable way. To be able to have a healthy work/life balance and avoid developer burn-out, that is, unfortunately, common in the open source world.

to reduce

In an effort to Pascal, we are not constraints per direct support for the generic Linux installation method. It is not mentioned in the documentation. We have archived the repository. If you are ready to receive you, feel free to fork it. Problems arising from the use of they will be ignored or closed when reported to us.

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Open Source & Community

Just as with our recent decision to limit the use of YAML in some cases, home Assistant, you retain the selection of the health features. Open source is not about us, each and every function that anyone can think of on the internet. Open source means that anyone can do it ourselves, and choose to share or not.

There are still tons of opportunities for the Installation of Home-wizard, there are possible tons of features and customizations.

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Frequently Asked questions

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How can I run home assistant, while continuing the control of the operating system?

We offer a virtual machine image, Home Assistant. These images can be used, e.g., VMWare, VirtualBox and Proxmox, and also on NAS systems, the support for the execution of a VM, since most of the modern NAS systems. With these ready made images you the home support Assistant experience.

you can find virtual machine images here.

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I supported on a platform, the VMs, and I still want to keep control over the operating system.

we running Home Assistant Core Docker recommend. You lose on the easy updates, system management and pre-configured applications (add-ons) from the UI. However, you are still able to run the full beating heart of Home Assistant home-automation-platform.

All of the applications that are available as home-assistant-add-ons are also available as third-party Docker containers. You are responsible for the configuration, working with home Assistant Core itself.

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I know what I’m doing. Can I still use the generic Linux installer?

Yep, which is archived in the repository is still there. You can also change the fork and things. But there are no official resource, when to break things.

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I am currently Supervised with the Home Assistant. What now?

Everything will continue to work. Bugs are not fixed, and you should consider migrating to one of the other methods. If you are restoring a Migration to a virtual machine you can take a snapshot in the Supervisor panel, and again, in their new installation.

[Edit-9. May, 16:19] the paragraph of Open Source & in the community, as it is indicated.

Released on Sat, 09. May 2020 00:00:00 +0000

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