Hi, I just found the Homegear project some days ago a I thought it might by exactly what I need for my private project. Here is some feedback about my installation, maybe it’s useful for you. I guess I will have more questions once I start configuring the system…
I’m running a Raspberry Pi with Wheezy.
I downloaded Homegear version 0.3.1-2.
Installation does not work exactly as explained in https://www.homegear.eu/index.php/Installing_and_Configuring_Homegear. I tried to install the downlaoded Debian archive, but there were complaints about missing packages. (I tried to upload the messages, but the forum software did not let me do that…) At least, “p7zip-full” was missing. The installation how-to says that additional packages are needed only when building Homegear from source. This seems to be wrong. Well, after I installed all mentioned packages (sqlite3 libsqlite3-dev libreadline6 libreadline6-dev g+±4.7 unzip p7zip-full libssl1.0.0 libssl-dev) the installation started as expected. Maybe you can add the list of packages which are to be installed when not building the system from source.
During installation host “www.eq-3.de” was not reachable (due to some obscure network errors or due to problems at eq.3.de, I don’t know). This error situation was detetced and protocolled on the console, but the installer did not stop! So I ended up in a incomplete homegear installation (e.g. without device XML files etc.). I recommend to abort installation whenever an external file could not be downloaded. I restarted the installation some minutes later, and the second time everything went ok and homegear was installed as expected. Even my configuration file which I changed inbetween was not overwritten, cool!