Blinkt! For PirateBox?


#1

Has anyone tried or successfully installed Blinkt! on a raspberry pi running PirateBox? I know it tells me its unsupported when trying to install, however I was wondering if there was a work around?

Thanks, HereForTheBeers


#2

I’ve no idea what PirateBox’s OS image is based upon, and their website doesn’t seem very forthcoming either.

What do you see if you run:

cat /etc/os-release

and

uname -a

and

lsb_release -a

You might just be able to install Blinkt! (the Python library anyway) with sudo pip install blinkt


#3

This is what I get back from the terminal. I have tried pip, do I need to be in a certain directory when I run that command?

Thanks, HereFortheBeers

[alarm@alarmpi ~]$ cat /etc/os-release
NAME="Arch Linux ARM"
ID=archarm
ID_LIKE=arch
PRETTY_NAME="Arch Linux ARM"
ANSI_COLOR="0;36"
HOME_URL="http://archlinuxarm.org/"
SUPPORT_URL="https://archlinuxarm.org/forum"
BUG_REPORT_URL=“https://github.com/archlinuxarm/PKGBUILDs/issues

[alarm@alarmpi ~] uname -a Linux alarmpi 4.9.13-3-ARCH #1 SMP Fri Mar 3 18:45:16 MST 2017 armv7l GNU/Linux [alarm@alarmpi ~] lsb_release -a
-bash: lsb_release: command not found
[alarm@alarmpi ~]$


#4

What did you get out of pip?

You shouldn’t need to be in a specific directory, but I think pip might complain if you’re not in a directory your user can write to.

It’s possible that Python and pip are not installed, in which case you’ll have to cross that bridge first. My Arch/Pacman skills are rusty, but I think it’s:

pacman -S python-pip