Home Assistant Installation: Out of Memory | Dependencies failing

  • Hi again

    This may be a question more appropiate for the Home Assistant forum, but they´re not answering me so far :(

    I´m trying to install Home Assistant into my Omega2+. I managed to use a 2GB SD card as external storage, since the packages are too big to fit the chip memory.

    First, I switched to the LEDE repos and installed python3, python3-dev and pip3 without problems. Then I had to upgrade setuptools manually before installing the homessistant package to avoid errors. So far, everything looks OK.

    By the way, I didn´t use virtualenv as the HA documentation recommends because I couldn´t find a way to create another user (no useradd or something similar?). So I run the service as root.

    The problem starts when I run th service for the first time. Home Assistant uses pip3 to install even more dependencies and I get an error when it tries to install SQLAlchemy 1.1.5.

    INFO:homeassistant.util.package:Attempting install of sqlalchemy==1.1.5
        Error [Errno 12] Out of memory while executing command python setup.py egg_info
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pip/basecommand.py", line 215, in main
        status = self.run(options, args)
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pip/commands/install.py", line 324, in run
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pip/req/req_set.py", line 380, in prepare_files
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pip/req/req_set.py", line 634, in _prepare_file
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pip/req/req_set.py", line 129, in prep_for_dist
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pip/req/req_install.py", line 439, in run_egg_info
        command_desc='python setup.py egg_info')
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pip/utils/__init__.py", line 667, in call_subprocess
        cwd=cwd, env=env)
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/subprocess.py", line 707, in __init__
        restore_signals, start_new_session)
      File "/usr/lib/python3.6/subprocess.py", line 1260, in _execute_child
        restore_signals, start_new_session, preexec_fn)
    OSError: [Errno 12] Out of memory

    This renders the recorder module offline.

    I stopped the service and tried to install SQLAlchemy manually:

    root@Omega-B195:~# pip3 install SQLAlchemy
    Collecting SQLAlchemy
      Downloading SQLAlchemy-1.1.5.tar.gz (5.1MB)
        100% |████████████████████████████████| 5.1MB 9.0kB/s
    Installing collected packages: SQLAlchemy
      Running setup.py install for SQLAlchemy ... error
    Command "/usr/bin/python3.6 -u -c "import setuptools, tokenize;__file__='/tmp/pip-build-lmkqasx1/SQLAlchemy/setup.py';f=getattr(tokenize, 'open', open)(__file__);code=f.read().replace('\r\n', '\n');f.close();exec(compile(code, __file__, 'exec'))" install --record /tmp/pip-6nvt9mfw-record/install-record.txt --single-version-externally-managed --compile" failed with error code 1 in /tmp/pip-build-lmkqasx1/SQLAlchemy/

    It seems it fails attempting to install record, so...

    root@Omega-B195:~# pip3 install record
    Collecting record
      Downloading Record-3.1.zip
    Collecting ExtensionClass>=4.1a1 (from record)
      Downloading ExtensionClass-4.2.1.tar.gz
    Installing collected packages: ExtensionClass, record
      Running setup.py install for ExtensionClass ... error
    Command "/usr/bin/python3.6 -u -c "import setuptools, tokenize;__file__='/tmp/pip-build-9qbls4a3/ExtensionClass/setup.py';f=getattr(tokenize, 'open', open)(__file__);code=f.read().replace('\r\n', '\n');f.close();exec(compile(code, __file__, 'exec'))" install --record /tmp/pip-zdngfx4u-record/install-record.txt --single-version-externally-managed --compile" failed with error code 1 in /tmp/pip-build-9qbls4a3/ExtensionClass/

    Then I gave it a try to ExtensionClass:

    root@Omega-B195:~# pip3 install ExtensionClass
    Collecting ExtensionClass
      Using cached ExtensionClass-4.2.1.tar.gz
    Installing collected packages: ExtensionClass
      Running setup.py install for ExtensionClass ... error
    Command "/usr/bin/python3.6 -u -c "import setuptools, tokenize;__file__='/tmp/pip-build-0jagd4t0/ExtensionClass/setup.py';f=getattr(tokenize, 'open', open)(__file__);code=f.read().replace('\r\n', '\n');f.close();exec(compile(code, __file__, 'exec'))" install --record /tmp/pip-0grsl2rc-record/install-record.txt --single-version-externally-managed --compile" failed with error code 1 in /tmp/pip-build-0jagd4t0/ExtensionClass/

    I´m puzzled. I thought I could avoid the out of memory by installing the dependencies in advance but I got a totally different error. Is it possible that these modules can´t be installed because I don´t have a c compiler installed? I have more experience with Java than Python.

    If I create a swap file and run hass I get an Out of Disk Space error instead of an Out of Memory. Any other ideas to try?

    Thanks in advance.

  • I know this is an old thread but I just got HomeAssistant running on my Omega2+ and wanted to follow up. I did the following;

    • I factory reset my Omega2+ to latest software/console
    • I extended the storage to use the SD card (3GB)
    • I added a 250MB swap file to extend the memory
    • I installed python 3, pip3 and upgraded pip3 setuptools

    I also didn't use virtualenv. HomeAssistant installed and ran without any special changes and I could view the UI at http://omega-xxxx.local:8123/. It did take a very long time (20 mins) to install and run though.

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