Home Assistant Core (Python) on Armbian

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armbian runs on a wide variety of ARM development boards. Currently, there are around 50 boards supported inclusive the OrangePi family, Cubieboard, Pine64, and ODROID.

Setup Python and pip:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python3-dev python3-pip libffi-dev libssl-dev

Now that you installed python, there are two ways to install Home Assistant:

  1. It is recommended to install Home Assistant in a virtual environment to avoid using root, using the VirtualEnv instructions
  2. Alternatively, you can install Home Assistant for the user you created when first booting Armbian:
sudo pip3 install homeassistant
hass --open-ui

Running these commands will:

  • Install Home Assistant
  • Launch Home Assistant and serve the web interface on http://localhost:8123
  • The configuration files will be created in /home/{user}/.homeassistant