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Request please add watchdog (upstream moved it to aur)

Postby Strykar » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:33 pm

This package moved from pkgs to aur in Archx64, almost every embedded device would want this.
I'm surprised Arch moved this to aur - https://git.archlinux.org/svntogit/pack ... ab480b6dce

Package: watchdog (daemon)
AUR: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/watchdog/
See: viewtopic.php?f=57&t=12498
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Re: Request please add watchdog (upstream moved it to aur)

Postby mattaw » Tue May 08, 2018 6:26 pm

Seconded - I just moved to arch aarch64 for my Pi 3 fleet, and the Odroid c2's. I wouldn't consider a machine without the watchdog running as viable.

Note the systemd watchdog is not a replacement featurewise, sadly.

Thanks!

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Re: Request please add watchdog (upstream moved it to aur)

Postby ava1ar » Sun May 13, 2018 9:45 am

What the problem to install and use it from AUR? You can also request AUR package maintainer to add aarch64 or whatever architecture to the PKGBUILD if package builds fine.
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Re: Request please add watchdog (upstream moved it to aur)

Postby mattaw » Mon May 14, 2018 2:45 pm

Simple - it is less work for myself and lots of other embedded folks.

In a more complex way I now have to worry about installing a complete compiler chain into all 30+ SBCs in the fleet and script building it, or I have to setup a secondary repo and/or cross compile, etc. etc. etc.

All doable, of course, but I think a lot of people including myself just want watchdog to be available. Its similar to "why is package X in AUR vs. core or extra or community?" for pretty much any package in Arch.
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Re: Request please add watchdog (upstream moved it to aur)

Postby WarheadsSE » Tue May 15, 2018 2:39 pm

You don't need to compile it onto X SBCs, you need _a_ SBC to build _a_ package, and then you can use the `devtools` package to manage a private repo over http(s)/ssh/nfs/etc.
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Re: Request please add watchdog (upstream moved it to aur)

Postby bernd7 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:11 pm

I'm also interested in keeping the watchdog package in an official rep for my Raspberry Pis. Is it possible to add it to the AUR, just like omxplayer-git? If so, how can I help achieving this?

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