It appears that MongoDB only supports arm64 architecture via Ubuntu. Does this mean the only way to run the current version of MongoDB is with the Ubuntu Raspberry PI image or is there another way to install it on the official 64 bit Raspberry PI OS that is currently in beta? Most resources online recommend using an older version of MongoDB.

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    I think 3.2 or above is only 64bit but you should be able to install the last released version for Buster (32-bit obviously) by apt install
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    Commented Jun 14, 2020 at 0:28
  • I was hoping to install the current version of MongoDB. Currently I am trying to compile it on my RPI (which has the beta 64bit Raspberry Pi OS) but it looks like I need to update Python... while needs other packages updated... and down the rabbit hole I go. Commented Jun 14, 2020 at 2:10
  • The rabbit hole swallowed me and I was ultimately unable to compile it (something I have never done before). If anyone comes across a way to get this done, I would love to hear about it. Commented Jun 21, 2020 at 2:48

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Binaries and detailed cross-compilation instructions can be found here. I am running MongoDB 6.x on 64-bit Debian on a Pi 4.

MongoDB does not officially support the Pi platform because the ARM processors on Pi's do not support LSE (large system extensions). Therefore I have aimed to provide community-edition binaries on a best-effort basis.

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