ethercat command not found after full installtion

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29 Sep 2021 09:34 #221811 by itsnotryan
I have been trying for the past few days to get the ethercat working with Linuxcnc but my lack of knowledge about the Linux environment does not allow me to even start the project. I have all the necessary hardware and have the Debian 10 version with rt kernel and linux cnc preinstalled and I did all the installation procedure according to this link: forum.linuxcnc.org/10-advanced-configura...at-on-raspberry-pi-4 The installation completes with no errors but I get a
bash: ethercat: command not found
after i reboot and try to run
[i]ethercat[/i] master
I would appreciate if anyone could help

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01 Oct 2021 14:24 #221959 by andypugh
EtherCAT is not installed as part of LinuxCNC (due to worries about the EtherCAT license)
You need to install the EtherCAT drivers separately.
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01 Oct 2021 14:27 #221961 by itsnotryan
thank you for your reply,
Could you please provide me a link on how to install the drivers and also how to config the ini, xml, and hal files for the Ek1100 and a AKD driver?
i greatly appreciate your guidance.

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01 Oct 2021 14:33 #221963 by andypugh
I think that the install instructions are here: wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?EtherCatDriver
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02 Oct 2021 14:31 #222020 by Niko
The driver has two parts . the master and what connects to HAL
You can find the master here : gitlab.com/etherlab.org/ethercat
The component that links it to HAL can be found here : github.com/sittner/linuxcnc-ethercat (This also has some good examples )
But installing them directly is a bit of a workout, so you might want to check this out :
github.com/sittner/ec-debianize

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