have been given a beagle bone black to get some testing done, i want to use node red, but i can only get it to v1.3.5
Ive used the update command , anyway i can get V3 on this thing?
Is it possible with Docker? ( though ive not really used that!)
What command did you use?
What OS does this run? (debian based? other?)
Possibly, but if you are not familiar - its a tough ride!
I think it should run v2 ok. The node-red package uses the built in Debian nodejs which was seriously lagging latest so I think was still 12 last time I looked, but I’ll check tomorrow
sorry schoolboy error there.
debian@beaglebone:/var/lib/cloud9$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Debian
Description: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)
from the beagle bone site
Nodejs and NPM
v10.24.0 and 5.8.0 respectivly,
i used the Running on BeagleBone Boards : Node-RED Upgrading docs to do the upgrade.
After the Sudo apt full-upgrade i had one item left un upgraded,
The following packages have been kept back: c9-core-installer 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
im going to play with the docker version today, see how far i get with that. Used it on a Wago PLC but no on anything else.
Since this is debian based, is there any reason you cannot simply use the official installer?
bash <(curl -sL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/node-red/linux-installers/master/deb/update-nodejs-and-nodered) --node16
HI steve , well it does say not to in the dcoumentation ill give it a go!
Note : Do NOT use the Raspberry Pi / Debian upgrade script (
update-nodejs-and-nodered) as it will re-install both Node.js and Node-RED in different locations and will conflict with and break the existing systemd configuration files.
Hmmm ok, sorry, I am not familiar with that device. Maybe @dceejay can clarify?
to be honest i dont want to use it but, thats what ive got given.
if you are happy to give it a go - then do so (and let us know how you get on )
HI sorry for the delay - finally got round to checking.
I am using the Debian 10.3 image from here - Latest Software Images - BeagleBoard - which is the latest version from the Black - but is somewhat out of date. - https://files.beagle.cc/file/beagleboard-public-2021/images/bone-debian-10.3-iot-armhf-2020-04-06-4gb.img.xz
Which indeed incudes Node-RED v1.3.5
This page maybe useful for getting you closer... Setting up a Beaglebone Black with Debian Buster for IoT — Selective Intellect and then...
There are some unsupported versions of images for Bullseye around -
eg - Debian 11 (bullseye) Testing Images - General Discussion - BeagleBoard
That should get you a better version of nodejs and also hopefully Node-RED