I'm looking to install Atom on my Raspberry pi 4. In ARMHF naturally.
I have already tried a lot of solution, but nothing works.
I tried the atom-arhmf.deb from the official github repository and followed: Installing Atom text editor on Rasberry Pi and Installing Atom text editor on Rasberry Pi unfortunately without result .

Can someone refer me?

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    Can you post any error message you see or explain what is going wrong a bit more please?
    – user115418
    Apr 6, 2020 at 16:47

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I have been affected by Atom problems on my Raspberry Pi 4B too.

I am reposting a question that I submitted to Linux Questions yesterday. Today's reply to that question was about the Package Cloud web site's Raspbian repository possibly being down.


apt-get update - Raspberry Pi 4B - Debian 10 Buster - raspbian - missing Release file in packagecloud.io AtomEditor dependency? Good afternoon (from the UK). This is my first post in Linux Questions.

I have a Raspberry Pi 4B as stated in the Subject, with 4GB RAM, 32 GB SD card.

I had problems with sources.list in /etc/apt - RESOLVED - these were caused by me splitting a line when trying to install VS Code on the Pi.

However, apt-get update does not complete, and I consequently cannot successfully install the GNS3 Network Simulator on the Pi.

THIS IS MY sources.list file content:


deb http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian/ buster main contrib non-free rpi

Uncomment line below then 'apt-get update' to enable 'apt-get source'

deb-src http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian/ buster main contrib non-free rpi

This is my terminal activity when I tried apt-get update (as root user; I am still new to Linux computers as opposed to virtualization in Windows, Visual Studio Code):

The problem appears to be with PackageCloud.io. I have been to that site, including the address in red ("The page you were looking for doesn't exist.")


pi sources.list.d
$ sudo su   
root@raspberrypi:/etc/apt/sources.list.d# apt-get update
Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/gns3/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Get:2 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian buster InRelease [15.0 kB]
Ign:3 https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/raspbian buster InRelease        
Get:4 https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/any any InRelease [23.2 kB]
Hit:5 https://packagecloud.io/headmelted/codebuilds/debian stretch InRelease
Err:6 https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/raspbian buster Release 
  404  Not Found [IP: 443]
Get:7 https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/any any/main amd64 Packages [30.0 kB]
Get:8 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian buster InRelease [25.1 kB]
Get:9 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian buster/main Sources [92.1 kB]
Get:10 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian buster/main armhf Packages [327 kB]
Reading package lists... Done                                                  
E: The repository 'https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/raspbian buster Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

Contents of /etc/apt


root@raspberrypi:/etc/apt# ls
apt.conf.d   listchanges.conf  sources.list    sources.list.save  trusted.gpg~
auth.conf.d  preferences.d     sources.list.d  trusted.gpg    trusted.gpg.d

Contents of /etc/apt/sources.list.d


root@raspberrypi:/etc/apt/sources.list.d# ls
AtomEditor_atom.list  atom.list  atom.list.save  gns3.list  headmelted_vscode.list  raspi.list

atom.list.save is the result of me repeatedly editing atom.list in the Nano editor in the LX Terminal.

Text of atom.list


deb [arch=amd64] https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/any/ any main

Text of AtomEditor_atom.list

# this file was generated by packagecloud.io for
# the repository at https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom


deb https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/raspbian/ buster main
deb-src https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/raspbian/ buster main

  • AMD64 is the wrong architecture. The Raspberry Pi is either ARMHF or AARCH64.
    – Dougie
    May 15, 2020 at 0:02
  • Thank you very much! Thanks to your reply, I have just amended atom.list now to armhf instead of amd64!
    – Ben Hughes
    May 21, 2020 at 13:48

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