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RAUC hawkBit Updater

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The RAUC hawkBit updater is a simple commandline tool / daemon written in C (glib). It is a port of the RAUC hawkBit Client written in Python. The daemon runs on your target and operates as an interface between the RAUC D-Bus API and the hawkBit DDI API.


The RAUC hawkBit updater is primarily meant to be used as a daemon, but it also allows you to do a one shot instantly checking and install new software.

To quickly getting started with hawkBit server, follow this instruction.

Setup target (device) configuration file:

  hawkbit_server            =
  ssl                       = false
  ssl_verify                = false
  tenant_id                 = DEFAULT
  target_name               = test-target
  auth_token                = bhVahL1Il1shie2aj2poojeChee6ahShu
  #gateway_token            = bhVahL1Il1shie2aj2poojeChee6ahShu
  bundle_download_location  = /tmp/bundle.raucb
  retry_wait                = 60
  connect_timeout           = 20
  timeout                   = 60
  log_level                 = debug
  post_update_reboot        = false

  product                   = Terminator
  model                     = T-1000
  serialnumber              = 8922673153
  hw_revision               = 2
  key1                      = value
  key2                      = value

All key/values under [device] group are sent to hawkBit as data (attributes). The attributes in hawkBit can be used in target filters.

Finally start the updater as daemon:

  ./rauc-hawkbit-updater -c config.conf


When setting the log level to 'debug' the RAUC hawkBit client will print JSON payload sent and received. This can be done by using option -d.

  ./rauc-hawkbit-updater -d -c config.conf


  mkdir build
  cd build
  cmake ..
  cd ..

Test Suite

Prepare test suite:

$ sudo apt install libgirepository1.0-dev nginx-full
$ python3 -m venv venv
$ source venv/bin/activate
(venv) $ pip install --upgrade pip
(venv) $ pip install -r test-requirements.txt

Run hawkBit docker container:

$ docker pull hawkbit/hawkbit-update-server
$ docker run -d --name hawkbit -p 8080:8080 hawkbit/hawkbit-update-server

Run test suite:

(venv) $ ./test/wait-for-hawkbit-online && dbus-run-session -- pytest -v

Pass -o log_cli=true to pytest in order to enable live logging for all test cases.

Usage / options

/usr/bin/rauc-hawkbit-updater --help
  rauc-hawkbit-updater [OPTION?]

Help Options:
  -h, --help               Show help options

Application Options:
  -c, --config-file        Configuration file
  -v, --version            Version information
  -d, --debug              Enable debug output
  -r, --run-once           Check and install new software and exit
  -s, --output-systemd     Enable output to systemd