[Nut-upsuser] nut on armhf, r-pi4b IOW

Gene Heskett gheskett at shentel.net
Fri Jan 10 12:52:47 GMT 2020

On Friday 10 January 2020 07:28:13 Charles Lepple wrote:

> On Jan 9, 2020, at 5:51 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Thursday 09 January 2020 16:59:12 Charles Lepple wrote:
> >> On Jan 9, 2020, at 4:39 PM, Gene Heskett <gheskett at shentel.net> 
> >>> So for starters, what's the best ./configure command line?
> >>
> >> There’s this page for matching the layout of an existing Debian
> >> install:
> >> https://github.com/networkupstools/nut/wiki/Building-NUT-on-Debian,
> >>-Ra spbian-and-Ubuntu
> >>
> >> But remind me, what are you hoping to get from the later version of
> >> NUT? (We don’t have code for Modbus yet, per my other email about
> >> the two varieties of Smart-UPS 1500.)
> >
> > Experience building it?  Since it won't actually be doing any
> > shutdown type control, I figure once built and installed, I can copy
> > this machines /etc/ups contents over what is going to be installed
> > and be not more than one edit away from running a "upsc myups" and
> > getting a report from it.  Or am I dreaming?
> I can't argue with getting experience building it, but as the wiki
> page hints, there are still some distribution-specific things that the
> generic NUT build can't handle, like installing the correct systemd
> startup scripts. Usually that build procedure is a stop-gap for
> upgrading just one driver, by installing over a Debian package.
> > I do note that this ups has 3 rj45's on the end of it, but all my
> > ethernet in that box is committed. I'd assume 2 of them are for
> > surge absorption loop-thru's, but none of the 3 are actually
> > labeled, so I've no clue which is which w/o reading what little docs
> > came with it. Shrug. :)
> (cue obligatory rant about vendors misusing standard connectors in
> proprietary ways, though you are right that two of them are for
> surges)

I found some markings, one marked IN, the other 2 OUT.

> > Down to the mega-command, I left out the ssl and NSS, had to install
> > libusb-dev but I see its not going to make docs. That needs fixed as
> > most of that stuff is already installed. But adding --with-doc opens
> > another can of worms:
> >
> > A "make" says it needs aclocal, which is part of automake, but its
> > newer than what it wants,  which is aclocal-1.14, but I have
> > automake 1:1.16.1-4.
> >
> > Suggested fix?
> Not sure where that message is coming from, but glad it worked with
> the newer aclocal. (Did you use the release tarball, or a Git
> checkout?)

Release 2.7.4 tarball. Docs are years out of date, man pages claim 2.7.3 
dated in 2015...  But it works, and thats what counts. :)

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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