Sunday, 30 October 2016

Openhab2 beginner's guide

my own hints for starting from scratch with openhab2 - not a step-by-step guide!

openhab2 installation location  (ubuntu 14.04)

depends on whether you manually install or install from repo:

openhab 1 bindings in openhab2?
in 2.0.0.B4+ (and probably earlier) the 1.x compatibility binding is already enabled.
Copy your 1.x .jar file into /opt/openhab2/addons.
Create/edit /opt/openhab2/conf/Services/openhab.cfg and add your 1.x binding configuration there
check the Karaf log or openhab.log for any issues.

lightwaverf binding openhab2

SEE DEDICATED POST LATER IN BLOG - requires nightly build 1.9.0 of addon.

get openhab1 lightwaverf binding from github
copy the openhab binding lightwaverf into /usr/share/openhab2/addons
I did this via filezilla local sftp to my linux box, having first done:
#add my username to the openhab group  (replace myusername as needed)
sudo usermod -a -G openhab myusername
# give the openhab group permissins to the addons folder
sudo chmod g+rws usr/share/openhab2/addons

then I can unzip on windows the 1.8.3 - move the lightwaverf jar across to usr/share/openhab2/addons

at this point, my lightwaverf hub asked immediately to authorise the app - I did nothing else - no config yet!

in /etc/openhab2/services, create file openhab.cfg
copy the supplied lightwaverf config into it, i.e. from

now I'm stuck - not available in bindings in Paper UI - error in log about lightwaverf missing addBinding method...

openhab2 console

- for checking the 1.x compatibility layer is installed - it was by defulat

More up-to-date openhab1 binding for lightwaverf available from openhab nightly build:

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