Home Assistant

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Home Assistant is an open source home automation software that puts local control and privacy first. Powered by a worldwide community of tinkerers and DIY enthusiasts.


Install the home-assistant package.


Configuration files are stored at /var/lib/hass/. If no configuration exists, a default configuration will be written at startup.


To start Home Assistant, start/enable home-assistant.service.

The first start may take up to 20 minutes because the required packages will be downloaded and installed.[1] You can see the progress in the logs.

Tip: Follow the first-time update process using journalctl:
$ journalctl -fu home-assistant

By default, the web interface is available at http://localhost:8123

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