Installing the connectd package on all Linux distributions

The connectd package has a wider range of compatibility among different Linux distributions and CPU architectures than the remoteit package.  It also supports mass production options which are not currently available if using the remoteit package.

To automatically install a compatible connectd package

If you have a Debian compatible OS, the auto-install.sh script will download and install a compatible Debian package on your system.

If you don't have a Debian compatible OS, the auto-install.sh script will download a compatible Debian tar file onto your system. Then just follow a few steps to install it.

Non-root user

To download and run the auto-install.sh script, copy and paste the following 3 lines to the device's console, then press the "Enter" key:

curl -LkO https://raw.githubusercontent.com/remoteit/installer/master/scripts/auto-install.sh
chmod +x ./auto-install.sh
sudo ./auto-install.sh

Root user

curl -LkO https://raw.githubusercontent.com/remoteit/installer/master/scripts/auto-install.sh
chmod +x ./auto-install.sh
./auto-install.sh

 

Debian OS:

The Debian architecture will be determined and a suitable package will be downloaded and installed using the "dpkg" command.

If you wish to install a tar package instead (e.g. in case the script can't find a compatible Debian package), then run, as the final command in the options given above:

sudo ./auto-install.sh f

or

./auto-install.sh f

 

Non-Debian OS

Some files will be downloaded and tested in order to find a package which will run on your device. You may see some error messages during this step. Assuming that a matching package can be identified, the following instructions will be displayed for you to complete manually. The exact connectd file name may be different than that shown below.

We downloaded the file connectd_2.4.26_arm-linaro-pi.tar to the current folder.
As root, or using sudo, move this file to the / folder.
e.g.
mv connectd_2.4.26_arm-linaro-pi.tar /

Now switch folders to the / folder, e.g.
cd /

Then extract the files to your system with the following command:
tar xvhf connectd_2.4.26_arm-linaro-pi.tar
/etc/connectd/builddate.txt.

If you don't see any warnings, run:

sudo connectd_installer

to proceed to configure your device.

If auto-install.sh cannot find a matching package, please contact support@remote.it with the output of the following commands:

uname -a
cat /etc/os-release
cat /proc/cpuinfo
file /bin/ls

 

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