Installing Newtmgr on Windows
This guide shows you how to install the latest release of newtmgr from binary or from source. The tool is written in Go (golang).
It assumes that you have already installed the newt tool on Windows and have the Windows development environment set up.
This guide shows you how to perform the following:
- Install latest release of newtmgr from binary.
- Install latest release of newtmgr from source.
See Installing Previous Releases of Newtmgr to install an earlier version of newtgmr.
Note: If you would like to contribute to the newtmgr tool, see Setting Up Go Environment to Contribute to Newt and Newtmgr Tools.
Installing the Latest Release of Newtmgr Tool from Binary
You can install the latest release of newtmgr from binary. It has been tested on Windows 10 64 bit platform.
1. Start a MinGW terminal.
2. Download the newtmgr binary tar file:
$ wget -P /tmp https://raw.githubusercontent.com/runtimeco/binary-releases/master/mynewt-newt-tools_1.3.0/newtmgr_1_3_0_windows_amd64.tar.gz
3. Extract the file:
If you previously built newtmgr from the master branch, you can extract the file into your $GOPATH/bin directory. Note: This overwrites the current newtmgr.exe in the directory and assumes that you are using $GOPATH/bin for your Go applications.
tar -xzf /tmp/newtmgr_1_3_0_windows_amd64.tar.gz -C $GOPATH/bin
If you are installing newtmgr for the first time and do not have Go setup, you can extract into /usr/bin directory:
tar -xzf /tmp/newtmgr_1_3_0_windows_amd64.tar.gz -C /usr/bin
4. Verify the installed version of newtmgr. See Checking the Installed Version.
Installing the Latest Release of Newtmgr from Source
If you have an older version of Windows or a 32 bit platform, you can build and install the latest release version of newtmgr from source.
1. Download and install the latest version of Go. Newtmgr requires Go version 1.7.6 or higher.
2. Start MinGW terminal.
3. Create a Go workspace in the /tmp directory:
$ cd /tmp $ mkdir go $ cd go $ export GOPATH=/tmp/go
go get to download the newtmgr source. Note that
go get pulls down the HEAD from the master branch in git, builds, and installs newtmgr.
$ go get mynewt.apache.org/newtmgr/newtmgr
Note If you get the following error, you may ignore it as we will rebuild newtmgr from the latest release version of newtmgr in the next step:
# github.com/currantlabs/ble/examples/lib/dev ..\..\..\github.com\currantlabs\ble\examples\lib\dev\dev.go:7: undefined: DefaultDevice
5. Check out the source from the latest release version:
$ cd src/mynewt.apache.org/newtmgr $ git checkout mynewt_1_3_0_tag Note: checking out 'mynewt_1_3_0_tag'.
6. Build newtmgr from the latest release version:
$ cd newtmgr $ go install $ ls /tmp/go/bin/newtmgr.exe -rwxr-xr-x 1 user None 15457280 Sep 12 00:30 /tmp/go/bin/newtmgr.exe
7. If you have a Go workspace, remember to reset your GOPATH to your Go workspace.
7. Copy the newtmgr executable to a bin directory in your path. You can put it in the /usr/bin or the $GOPATH/bin directory.
which newtmgr to verify that you are using the installed version of newtmgr.
2. Get information about the newtmgr tool:
$newtmgr Newtmgr helps you manage remote devices running the Mynewt OS 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.