thin-edge.io can be installed on a range of platforms, a platform is defined as a set of hardware architecture and OS, more details can be found in Supported Platforms document.
Out of the box
thin-edge.io uses deb packages for an automated installation (Installation Guide), you can install it yourself on any Linux system as long as you follow the guidelines below.
The prebuilt binaries can be obtained from
thin-edge.io repository releases.
thin-edge.io is built with 3 architectures in mind:
arm64 (aarch64) and
armhf with gnulibc bindings, so if you are looking to install
thin-edge.io on a different platform you have to build your own binaries from source which you can do easily if you follow the Building
Note: By default
thin-edge.iois built with
GNU libc, but it is possible to use
Full installation of
thin-edge.io requires the following components:
Currently all binaries provided with releases are packaged into
deb packages can be extracted to get the binaries for installation (example):
ar -x tedge_<version>_amd64.deb | tar -xf data.tar.xz ar -x tedge_agent_<version>_amd64.deb | tar -xf data.tar.xz ar -x tedge_mapper_<version>_amd64.deb | tar -xf data.tar.xz
Which should give you
lib directory where you can find binaries.
After extracting all packages, you should now adjust permissions on those files:
chown root:root /usr/bin/tedge chown root:root /usr/bin/tedge_agent chown root:root /usr/bin/tedge_mapper
and then move your binaries to the appropriate directory, eg:
mv ./lib/ ./bin/ /
If you have built the binaries from source you should install them on the target in:
systemd unit files for
tedge_agent can be found in the repository at
configuration/init/systemd/tedge-* and should be installed on the target in:
thin-edge.io relies on certain system configuration and systemd process management, when installing from deb package all of that is setup automatically but with manual installation a set of steps has to be performed.
On most Linux distribution it should suffice to execute them as
root to do the setup, but in some cases (eg, your system uses
useradd instead of
adduser package) more detailed instructions are documented:
After following steps for all the components installed
thin-edge.io should be operational.