Installing Newtmgr on Mac OS
Newtmgr is supported on Mac OS X 64 bit platforms and has been tested on Mac OS Sierra.
This page shows you how to install the following versions of newtmgr:
- Upgrade to or install the latest release version (1.3.0).
- Install the latest from the master branch (unstable).
See Installing Previous Releases of Newtmgr to install an earlier version of newtmgr.
Note: If you would like to contribute to the newtmgr tool, see Setting Up Go Environment to Contribute to Newt and Newtmgr Tools.
Adding the Mynewt Homebrew Tap
You should have added the runtimeco/homebrew-mynewt tap when you installed the newt tool. Run the following commands if you have not done so:
$ brew tap runtimeco/homebrew-mynewt $ brew update
Upgrading to or Installing the Latest Release Version
Perform the following to upgrade or install the latest release version of newtmgr.
Upgrading to the Latest Release Version of Newtmgr
If you have installed an earlier version of newtmgr using brew, run the following commands to upgrade to the latest version of newtmgr:
$ brew update $ brew upgrade mynewt-newtmgr
Installing the Latest Release Version of Newtmgr
Run the following command to install the latest release version of newtmgr:
$ brew update $ brew install mynewt-newtmgr
Notes: Homebrew bottles for newtmgr 1.3.0 are available for Mac OS Sierra. If you are running an earlier version of Mac OS, the installation will install the latest version of Go and compile newtmgr locally.
Checking the Installed Version
Check that you are using the installed version of newtmgr:
$ which newtmgr /usr/local/bin/newtmgr
Note: If you previously built newtmgr from source and the output of
which newtmgr shows "$GOPATH/bin/newtmgr", you will need to move "$GOPATH/bin" after "/usr/local/bin" for your PATH in ~/.bash_profile, and source ~/.bash_profile.
Get information about newtmgr:
$ newtmgr help Usage: newtmgr [flags] newtmgr [command] Available Commands: config Read or write a config value on a device conn Manage newtmgr connection profiles crash Send a crash command to a device datetime Manage datetime on a device echo Send data to a device and display the echoed back data fs Access files on a device help Help about any command image Manage images on a device log Manage logs on a device mpstat Read mempool statistics from a device reset Perform a soft reset of a device run Run test procedures on a device stat Read statistics from a device taskstat Read task statistics from a device Flags: -c, --conn string connection profile to use -h, --help help for newtmgr -l, --loglevel string log level to use (default "info") --name string name of target BLE device; overrides profile setting -t, --timeout float timeout in seconds (partial seconds allowed) (default 10) -r, --tries int total number of tries in case of timeout (default 1) Use "newtmgr [command] --help" for more information about a command.
Installing Newtmgr from the Master Branch
We recommend that you use the latest release version of newtmgr. If you would like to use the master branch with the latest updates, you can install newtmgr from the HEAD of the master branch.
- The master branch may be unstable.
- This installation will install the latest version of Go on your computer, if it is not installed, and compile newtmgr locally.
If you already installed newtgmr, unlink the current version:
$ brew unlink mynewt-newtmgr
Install the latest unstable version of newtmgr from the master branch:
$ brew install mynewt-newtmgr --HEAD
To switch back to the latest stable release version of newtmgr, you can run:
$ brew switch mynewt-newtmgr 1.3.0