How to install ethercat without internet?

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02 Dec 2021 19:47 #228218 by uur.ersan
Hello everyone:

I want to install ethercat on my machine. I have 4 ethercat servos. I've read some topics,

$ git clone github.com/icshwi/etherlabmaster
internet connection is required for this command, but it's impossible. There is no internet in my workshop. How can I install ethercat without internet on linuxcnc? is it possible?

Thanks

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02 Dec 2021 23:47 #228239 by rollfree
On another computer go to github.com/icshwi/etherlabmaster , click "Code" and "Download ZIP".
Transfer to a PC with LinuxCNC on a USB flash.

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03 Dec 2021 01:16 #228246 by uur.ersan
Thanks for your answer

I did it, but its not include a setup application file.

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04 Dec 2021 03:36 #228334 by rollfree
What does "setup application file" mean?
The ZIP contains the same information, as a project downloaded by command "clone" from GitHub.
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04 Dec 2021 22:02 #228364 by uur.ersan
i am new to linux. i dont know to new software install to linux.

I thought it was like windows but it wasn't. I'm looking for how to install.

i downloaded etherlabmaster from github as a zip. unzip and tried make and make install commands in terminal window but it doesnt work.

can someone tell me how to do it?

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04 Dec 2021 22:54 - 08 Dec 2021 15:58 #228366 by 0x2102
The instruction on how to install the EtherCAT master are on the website. Scroll down...

github.com/icshwi/etherlabmaster

If you haven't done already...download, burn to USB and install the org LinuxCNC 2.8.2 ISO and then try to follow the instructions.

Installing the EtherCAT master and get it working is one thing, but getting your Servo working might be an even bigger challenge. There is no setup or configuration wizard for this and it usually requires a lot of try and error and manual configuration in HAL and XML files to correctly configure your servos.

What type of servos do you have for your project?

High level .... here are the steps you need to do / understand:

1.) Install LinuxCNC 2.8.2 from ISO
2.) Download, compile and install EtherCAT master
3.) Download, compile and install linuxcnc-ethercat (this provides the real-time module lcec and the configuration parser
4. Create your EtherCAT xml file or if you are lucky there is a driver for your servos in linuxcnc-ethercat
5. Create your LinuxCNC HAL and ini file

Here is a video that talks about some of the steps involved:

Last edit: 08 Dec 2021 15:58 by 0x2102.

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05 Dec 2021 00:07 #228369 by pippin88
Is your workshop anywhere near your house/internet access?

Long network cable.

Or get a wifi dongle and connect to wifi.
Or wifi dongle and use a phone as a mobile hotspot.

The hardest way is to try and do all this with no internet on the LinuxCNC computer at any point. You don't need to have internet access all the time.

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05 Dec 2021 00:47 #228372 by Grotius
You can install one off my deb packages from a usb.
This file contains a ethercat package.

But if you need other dependencies, you can do : sudo apt-get download ... for them.
But you really need to check this carefully because some deps, need other deps etc.
So be sure you have the complete list of deps downloaded. I did such things before, it works.

Easyest way is to install a linux with ethercat already on it. Something like this.





 

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