So, I already have a Raspberry Pi running with Raspbian, but I can't seem to install MongoDB. I followed some tutorials (here and here) with pre-built mongo installations, but those all failed.

Everywhere I see there is the suggestion that I should use Archlinux, but since my Rpi is already used a lot, I don't have this option.

How can I (by a tutorial) install MongoDB on my Raspbian installation?

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    I don't know an answer to your question but maybe you could describe a little the problems you had with installing MongoDB according to the given guides?
    – gruentee
    May 12, 2015 at 22:45
  • I will take a wild guess and ask you - did you install nodejs? BTW: Meteor uses MongoDB and according to this tutorial and also my experience you can install MongoDB. But, as gruentee already said - what is the problem? May 13, 2015 at 5:32
  • Raspbian is a 32-bit OS, and MongoDB has required a 64-bit platform for quite a while now. Once you have a 64-bit OS installed on your Pi, you can cross-compile from source or get binaries from GIthub. Mar 17, 2023 at 15:18

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MongoDB is available in the Rasbian repo, at least for Jessie.

You can install with:

apt-get install mongodb

Unfortunately, it is only v2.4.10-5 whereas the current version is v3.2 or so I think.

It seems from the issues list that MongoDB has some coding issues that make it difficult to support non x86/amd64 platforms.

Update June 2017

The version on Rasbian is still the same. There is also another package mongodb-server. Not clear what the difference is but it is also the same version. Current versions seem to be either 3.2.14 or 3.4.5


Quote from bug report SERVER-1811

MongoDB is pleased to announce the 64-bit ARM development release for both its Community and Enterprise offerings. This encompasses the core server components including the shell, mongod and mongos processes, and the server tools. ARM support will apply for Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit on ARMv8 or newer. Please note that only the WiredTiger storage engine is supported for the core server. MMAPv1 will not be supported on ARM. The community edition of the binaries are now available on our downloads page for the latest 3.3.11 release. For customers requiring comprehensive support, advanced security features, and certifications, the Enterprise Evaluation Edition is available here Official ARM support will arrive with the MongoDB 3.4 GA.

Sadly only Ubuntu 16.04 support on ARM64 (not even deb package, it's a tarball). At least it's the latest release.

Download Center: https://fastdl.mongodb.org/linux/mongodb-linux-arm64-ubuntu1604-3.4.7.tgz

See Install MongoDB Community Edition From Tarball for install instruction.

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