Guess to move on, I've got a 2nd pi which I've decided to put raspbian stretch and here are some notes of the install because it never really goes as planned.
After downloading and running raspi-config to region, etc. apt upgrade failed with hash sum mismatch using the default apt sources. I tried a few and what worked for me was:
deb http://mirror.rise.ph/raspbian/raspbian/ stretch main contrib non-free rpi
after apt-get upgrade worked, I went on to install java. I had some issues as well with "Error: missing `server' JVM at `/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-armhf/jre/lib/arm/server/libjvm.so'." which was fixed with
sudo apt-get purge openjdk-8-jre-headless
sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jre-headless
sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jre
Ok, moving on to some software, i prefer a manual installations since I can squeeze more stuff into the pi.
As I mostly use Domoticz, I've decided to muck around with home assistant this time and the installation went smoothly enough.
HomeAssistant - https://www.home-assistant.io/docs/installation/raspberry-pi/
Next on the list;
- BLE Beacon presence as detection has a really short range and this can be used for specific room detection.
- Other stuff that didn't fit on the first pi was syslogd and ELK for log analysis.
- ffmpeg for converting video streams