I am following this guide on how to install mongoDB on Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS on my Raspberry PI 3 and I get the following error when I run "sudo apt-get update"

N: Skipping acquire of configured file 'multiverse/binary-armhf/Packages' as repository 'http://repo.mongodb.org/apt/ubuntu trusty/mongodb-org/3.2 InRelease' doesn't support architecture 'armhf'

Is there another way in which I can install MongoDB for Raspberry PI 3 on Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS?


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The Raspberry PI 3 is a 64-bit ARM architecture, which is supported in MongoDB 3.4. The shell command you need to run to add the right repository for this architecture is:

 echo "deb [arch=arm64] http://repo.mongodb.org/apt/ubuntu xenial/mongodb-org/3.4 multiverse" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb-org-3.4.list

Otherwise, I think instructions for installing MongoDB on Ubuntu 16.04 should apply.


You are following a guide for the desktop version of Ubuntu, therefore the repository you added is for a desktop CPU architecture, not the armhf architecture the Raspberry Pi needs. Try this guide for Raspbian.

  • Will this guide for Raspbian work on MATE 16.04? Jun 5, 2016 at 1:31

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