How to install AWS IoT Greengrass
on Arch Linux

AWS IoT Greengrass snap

AWS IoT Greengrass

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Bring local compute, messaging, data caching, sync, and ML inference capabilities to edge devices

AWS IoT Greengrass seamlessly extends AWS to edge devices so they can act locally on the data they generate, while still using the cloud for management, analytics, and durable storage. With AWS IoT Greengrass, connected devices can run AWS Lambda functions, execute predictions based on machine learning models, keep device data in sync, and communicate with other devices securely – even when not connected to the Internet.

See the snap release notes at https://assets.ubuntu.com/v1/15d52dd3-greengrass-snap-release-notes.pdf

By downloading this software you agree to the Greengrass Core Software License Agreement: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/greengrass-release-license/greengrass-license-v1.pdf

Note: The AWS IoT Greengrass snap allows you to run a version of AWS IoT Greengrass with limited functionality on your Linux environments. Currently, Java, Node.js, and native Lambda functions are not supported. Machine learning inference, connectors, and noncontainerized Lambda functions are also not supported.

Details for AWS IoT Greengrass

License
Proprietary
Last updated
29 March 2019

Enable snaps on Arch Linux and install AWS IoT Greengrass

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.

Enable snapd

On Arch Linux, snap can be installed from the Arch User Repository (AUR). The manual build process is the Arch-supported install method for AUR packages, and you’ll need the prerequisites installed before you can install any AUR package. You can then install snap with the following:

Once installed, the systemd unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:

To enable classic snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:

Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

Install AWS IoT Greengrass

To install AWS IoT Greengrass, simply use the following command:

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