I migrated my home assistant from a Debian based to hassio. My environment has no (physically no) access to the world wide web.
As home assistant puts local control and privacy first I had no issues with this setup (Debian based & offline environment) in the past.
Since I migrated to hassio life get’s rougher. Just three examples:
- Local Time via custom (local) NTP seems not possible (hard coded google server in hassio), local time via RTC (on raspberry) is also not supported
- Local TTS via picotts not possible (dependencies not available)
- Local Cameras via motioneye (hassio add-on) are not possible
Specially the thing with the time is kind a showstopper on my raspberry pi which is missing a in build RTC and can’t recover the time when power cycled for example. Even though I actually added a RTC DS3231 to my setup hassio can’t utilize it.
And if times not right in home assistant many things will just not work like history or time based automatizations. In all the system just behaves really bad as most things in ha just depend on a proper time.
In all it looks like hassio does not put local control (and privacy?) first like home assistant does. Is this true?
If though it should be considered to at at least a warning to the download page of hassio that it doesn’t support (only) local control and relies on a permanent internet connection and google services (for NTP).
In the beginning hassio made things easier (getting the addons in like esphome, motioneye, influxdb, grafana, ice, …) in the end it properly wasn’t worth the time (without time things just don’t work!)… :sad: