[etherlab-users] Debian Stretch

Jeong Han Lee han.lee at esss.se
Sat Jan 5 02:04:43 CET 2019

Hi Steven,

    The following repo may help you to find your own solution.



On 1/4/19 6:21 PM, Steve Hartmann wrote:
> We have been using etherLabs etherCAT stack on Debian Wheezy with a 
> Xenomai kernel for some time now.  For reasons outside of ethercat we 
> want to move to Stretch (Debian 9) using the RT_PREEMPT kernel.  I have 
> the stack up and running, but some system differences are causing me 
> some difficulties.  I have been reading articles, but was wanting to 
> know if someone here has already gone through the pain and would be 
> willing to share their work.
> First of all, I have found that although the UDev directories are still 
> there, they are all empty and UDev seems to be deprecated.  The UDev 
> rule, 99-EtherCAT.rules, which contains the line 
> “KERNEL=="EtherCAT[0-9]*", MODE="0664"” no longer seems to have any 
> effect.  Anyone know the new procedure to set the file mode for the 
> EtherCAT devices?
> Second, they have switched to systemd.  I have just been running the 
> sbin/ethercatctl script to start and stop the service.  Anyone know the 
> magic mojo to add it to the system so I can use systemctrl and thus be 
> able to have it start on system startup?
> TIA,
> Steven
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