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updating @victronenergy nodes in node-red failing

Raspberry pi 3B+, VenusOS Large V280.11/20

I clicked "update to 1.4.2" by the victron energy nodes in the node-red palette. I currently have 1.4.1 installed and working. The installation failed with the following output in the event log:

2021-09-07T04:44:28.988Z Install : @victronenergy/node-red-contrib-victron 1.4.2

2021-09-07T04:44:29.152Z npm install --no-audit --no-update-notifier --no-fund --save --save-prefix=~ --production --engine-strict @victronenergy/node-red-contrib-victron@1.4.2

2021-09-07T04:45:08.431Z [err] npm

2021-09-07T04:45:08.432Z [err] WARN rollback Rolling back @victronenergy/node-red-contrib-victron@1.4.2 failed (this is probably harmless): ENOTDIR: not a directory, lstat '/data/home/root/.node-red/node_modules/@victronenergy/node-red-contrib-victron'

2021-09-07T04:45:09.965Z [err] npm

2021-09-07T04:45:09.965Z [err] ERR! code EEXIST

2021-09-07T04:45:09.966Z [err] npm ERR! syscall

2021-09-07T04:45:09.967Z [err] mkdir

2021-09-07T04:45:09.967Z [err] npm

2021-09-07T04:45:09.967Z [err] ERR! path /data/home/root/.node-red/node_modules/@victronenergy

2021-09-07T04:45:09.967Z [err] npm

2021-09-07T04:45:09.968Z [err] ERR! errno -17

2021-09-07T04:45:09.989Z [err] npm

2021-09-07T04:45:09.989Z [err] ERR! EEXIST: file already exists, mkdir '/data/home/root/.node-red/node_modules/@victronenergy'

2021-09-07T04:45:09.990Z [err] npm ERR! File exists: /data/home/root/.node-red/node_modules/@victronenergy

2021-09-07T04:45:09.990Z [err] npm

2021-09-07T04:45:09.991Z [err] ERR! Remove the existing file and try again, or run npm

2021-09-07T04:45:09.991Z [err] npm ERR!

2021-09-07T04:45:09.992Z [err] with --force to overwrite files recklessly.

2021-09-07T04:45:10.080Z [err]

2021-09-07T04:45:10.080Z [err] npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:

2021-09-07T04:45:10.080Z [err] npm

2021-09-07T04:45:10.081Z [err] ERR! /home/root/.npm/_logs/2021-09-07T04_45_10_053Z-debug.log

2021-09-07T04:45:10.204Z rc=239

When I ssh into the raspi and go to the node_modules directory I see that @victronenergy is not a directory but a file with 0 bytes. The file config.nodes.json file, however, seems to point to "/usr/lib/node_modules/@victronenergy/node-red-contrib-victron/src/nodes/config-client.js" so maybe that's why the update do not work.

My question is, how do I make it work without screwing something up? :)


mrhappy asked
mvader (Victron Energy) commented ·

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Automate more than 2 relays using Node-Red on RPi

Hi

Following the notes from here I've managed to get as many relays as I want configured on my RPi. These work on the GUI and in hardware.

https://community.victronenergy.com/questions/34195/make-more-than-two-relays-visible-on-rpi-rpi.html

The problem I'm having is that if I configure more than two relays, they stop apprearing as an option for me to control in Node-Red. Has anyone had a look at this or have a work around?


Thanks,


Dan

dharryman asked
mrhappy answered ·

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Add Relays - Does anyone have a an ‘idiots guide' on how to add more Relays to a VenusPi set up?

I’m only semi-computer literate - everything is trial and error and cut and paste and hours of google research… If the details include what software should be used and exactly what to type then I can usually muddle my way through. But when it comes to ‘just add a few lines of code in the xxx” I’m completely lost.


I have managed to burn an image to a sd card and install Venus Pi v2.60 large image on to a raspberryPi 3.


I have 1 Victron mppt 75/15 connected successfully to it vie ve-direct usb cable.


I have successfully got node-red running (and can even see it all via VRM Portal - including node-red which is amazing).


I’m still at beginnings of how node red works but can see its potential.


So far so good


But I’d really like to add more than 1 relay so I can control multiple external devices (like pumps, irrigation valves etc) and also control them through node red.


I’ve read the comments and half guides for adding extra relays - but they are incomplete or presume you know how to do certain un-explained steps. So I'm completely lost.


So - anyone have a step by step guide to add relays ? (and I’m on a Mac so Mac instructions would be great!)


Thanks in advance for all the amazing guides so far - and for the missing bits I hope someone will write soon…

thomas-g asked
incarpaul answered ·

4 Answers

Node red login

All of a sudden when I go to Venus.local:1880 a screen comes up requiring username and password

i don’t believe I did anything to set this up and I don’t know what the username and password is

is there a default or a way to stop this happening ?

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Stefanie answered ·

1 Answer

Node-Red in Venus 2.60~16

Hello,

I am looking for a Venus OS Raspberry image with integrated Node-Red in the latesed version Venus 2.60~16.

Is there someone working on it? I found an older Version from mpvader.


Thanks for your help!

Cheers

Dirk

dirkmuc asked
mvader (Victron Energy) answered ·

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