Thanks for taking the time to reply Francis & wyx087,
Looking at both options suggested I feel the Supervised installation would be the best for me as not only does it seem to give access to all functions (I just hate to miss out on anything) but I’d rather have a feature installed and not use it than not have it installed only to find out I need/want it later!
This was the procedure I preferred & followed with my other Pi’s to install their respective apps.
I have taken a look at Home Assistant · GitHub which appears to be a legitimate, verified source but as with most things Raspberry Pi for me it seems to raise as many questions than answers and I often wonder why things have to be so convoluted with everything Pi?
I can read 10 different resources and come up with 10 different answers and as many questions!
Looking at the Home Assistant link given above can I assume that the references to Generic Linux/Debian 10 also include a fully updated Raspberry Pi Buster? It does mention RaspberryPi4 under machine types so it would indicate this is indeed the case.
Do I have to install Docker first or do the listed commands…
curl -Lo installer.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/home-assistant/supervised-installer/master/installer.sh
…include a complete installation of everything needed to run Home Assistant Supervised including Docker CE?
A cursory glance through the installer.sh shows references to Docker so it looks like it should but I just wanted to be sure and understand as much as possible before before I run anything on my Pi.
Also after installation will it setup the Pi to check automatically for any updates to Docker, Home Assistant etc. when I run the usual sudo apt update followed by sudo apt full-upgrade in future or will I have to mess around either adding the repositories to various config files or manually update HA, Docker and any other dependencies etc?
Sorry for the questions but I just want to be sure before I ploughed ahead regardless!
I was the same with my other Pi’s…I purchased my first one exclusively to run Pi-Hole but it took me a year from installing the Pi to feeling confident enough to install Pi-Hole after which I wondered what all the worry was about!
Similarly on another Pi I purchased as a dedicated Virtual Radar feeder it took me a while to install the RadarBox feeder software and then I went through the same crisis of confidence installing first Flightradar 24 and then FlightAware feeders over a period of months.
Thanks & kind regards,