Installing aktualizr via debian package
Aktualizr makes .deb packages available via the GitHub releases page. Download and install the .deb package, for example:
sudo apt install ./aktualizr.deb
The debian package will install, enable, and start an
aktualizr systemd service immediately after it’s installed. However, there are some configuration steps that should be taken before the service starts. To use aktualizr with a server (i.e. OTA Community Edition or HERE OTA Connect), you will need to download the provisioning credentials file provided by the server and place it at
You can pass any other command-line arguments in this file, as well.
For security reasons, we recommend creating the
/usr/lib/sota/sota.env file even if you aren’t going to use it. The file should be owned by root, with
The debian package ships with a default Secondary ECU configured. This acts like a dummy device, dropping whatever file you send it into
After following the main build setup steps, just
make package instead of
make to create a debian package from your current branch, for example:
git clone --recursive https://github.com/advancedtelematic/aktualizr cd aktualizr mkdir build cd build cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug -DBUILD_DEB=ON .. make package
The process for releasing a new version of aktualizr and updating the documentation is described here.