We’re rewarding the question askers & reputations are being recalculated! Read more.

Questions tagged [software-installation]

Questions regarding issues installing specific applications or operating systems on the Raspberry Pi.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
130
votes
9answers
542k views

How do I install Google Chrome?

When I go to download Google Chrome from http://www.google.com/chrome in Midori on the Raspberry Pi , I am presented with a modal dialogue box, Please select your download package: 32 bit ....
67
votes
6answers
118k views

Do I still need rpi-update if I am using the latest version of Raspbian?

I have a 512MB Pi. I am trying to make sure I am getting the most out of it. I just downloaded the latest version of Raspbian and installed it on the Pi. Do I also need rpi-update? Is rpi-update ...
64
votes
6answers
154k views

Is it possible to install VLC?

I would like to install VLC on my Raspberry Pi and wonder if it is possible? I can not find a distribution that supports it, but wonder if anyone has done this or knows a link to a site or group ...
61
votes
6answers
243k views

How do I install packages from the AUR?

Arch Linux has the AUR (Arch User Repository), a collection of user-built packages. How do I install these packages on Arch Linux ARM though?
40
votes
7answers
151k views

How to install the Java JDK on Raspberry Pi

I am an experienced Java programmer who received the Raspberry Pi for Christmas. Unfortunately, it appears that only Python is installed in it. What command do I type at the start command line where I ...
31
votes
2answers
65k views

How to install unrar-nonfree?

I installed unrar-free, but I cannot extract a multi-file .rar archive (my_archive.part01.rar, my_archive.part02.rar, etc.): $ ls my_archive.part01.rar my_archive.part02.rar my_archive.part03.rar $ ...
29
votes
3answers
9k views

Can I use OpenCV?

While the Raspberry Pi is not exactly a powerhouse, it should be capable of doing some OpenCV image or video processing. Has anyone tried to install it?
28
votes
3answers
34k views

Where is the archive.key for backports.debian.org?

I'm trying to follow the instructions here in order to install puredata on my Pi. I'm getting the following error: W: GPG error: http://backports.debian.org squeeze-backports Release: The following ...
25
votes
4answers
79k views

How to run Skype on Raspberry Pi

Skype is compiled for Linux but not for arm cpu that Raspberry Pi uses, so how can I run Skype on Raspberry Pi?
20
votes
2answers
9k views

Can I install the Ruby Version Manager?

Can I install the Ruby Version Manager (RVM) on my Raspberry Pi?
19
votes
2answers
42k views

Install software on raspberry pi offline

As of now I don't have a wifi adapter for Raspberry Pi with me. If I want to update or install any software, my Rpi should be connected to internet. Is there any way I can install software in offline ...
17
votes
6answers
133k views

Installing Chrome on Raspbian

I am following a tutorial that is based on a Chrome extension so I have to install Chrome. When I tried the following command: sudo apt-get install chromium I get the following error: E: Package '...
16
votes
5answers
23k views

How do you get C# onto your raspberry pi?

I would like to start learning C# and really want to code in it on my raspberry pi. However, I can't find a way to get C# onto my pi. Does anyone know how to do this? I have the Raspberry pi 2 ...
16
votes
3answers
28k views

How can I install GStreamer gst-omx?

Been having the toughest time over the last week trying to get gst-omx plugin working with gstreamer on the Raspberry PI. I wonder if anyone here has done it and could show me how? I've installed ...
15
votes
4answers
70k views

Can I emulate x86 CPU to run Teamspeak 3 server?

Reading different posts and Can I emulate x86 to run Windows 95? it seems to be possible to some extent to simulate x86 CPU. In my special case I want to run a Teamspeak server, which isn't provided ...
15
votes
3answers
1k views

How do I install node.js if my package manager doesn't include it?

Node.js, server side javascript sitting on top of Google's v8 engine, is not available for install from the Debian squeeze's default repositories and doesn't easily compile for ARM. Are there any ...
13
votes
2answers
30k views

How do I install Bluetooth for my mouse and keyboard?

Can I get step by step directions for installing a generic Bluetooth dongle, so that I can use an existing bluetooth mouse and keyboard? This answer to the question How can I use a bluetooth mouse ...
12
votes
5answers
57k views

How to install Raspbian without an SD card reader

I'm new to the Raspberry Pi platform and I just bought one! I downloaded Raspbian from the download location and then realized that I don't have a card reader to install the ISO. How can I install it ...
11
votes
2answers
9k views

How to install node.js with GPIO

I am trying to install node.js on my Raspberry Pi as well as GPIO. I am running a brand new install of Debian Jessie I could get nodejs v.0.10.29 installed. No matter what I do, this is pretty much ...
10
votes
4answers
4k views

Upgrading from Pi to Pi2

I've got a regular Raspberry Pi B board, running Raspbian off the SD card. What I would like to know is if I buy one of the new Raspberry Pi 2 boards, can I just swap the card over to the new one, ...
10
votes
3answers
27k views

How do I install pandas on Raspberry Pi?

I'm trying to install Python Pandas on my Raspi and I'm finding strange errors. ~ $ pip install pandas Downloading/unpacking pandas Downloading pandas-0.13.1.tar.gz (6.1Mb): 6.1Mb downloaded Running ...
10
votes
4answers
1k views

How can I mass-provision a lot of RPi's at once?

Here at Stack Exchange we're deploying a bunch of Raspberry Pi's to do various displays in our new awesome NYC headquarters. I'm trying to mass-provision the units with the same SD Card image, ...
9
votes
2answers
11k views

Does Atlassian JIRA run well on the Raspberry Pi?

Using the RaspPi to run an issue tracker such as Atlassian JIRA seems a natural use case. However, apart from this Spanish-language blog post nobody seems to have tried it yet, and that one does not ...
8
votes
2answers
4k views

Error while trying to compile RStudio

I'm using Raspbian in a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B I've followed the guidelines in the RStudio Webpage and also in this topic https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=55828 sudo su ...
7
votes
3answers
15k views

Install golang the easy way

I'd like to use the Pis with Raspbian to run Go code. For this, I like to write an easy and fast setup guide from the point you erase the SD card. During the development, I installed Go on the Pis ...
7
votes
3answers
15k views

Getting the latest version of R on the Raspberry Pi

I have a Raspi that runs Debian Jessie (downloaded from the official Raspberry Download Website (Version 2015-11-21)). For one of my projects I want to use the software r and some of the very useful ...
7
votes
3answers
7k views

How to install a Lisp compiler?

How can I install a Lisp (or Common Lisp) compiler in raspberry pi? I try sudo apt-get install lisp, sudo apt-get install common-lisp and can't find any related package. I also try to use lisp ...
7
votes
1answer
5k views

How do I install Jenkins?

I have installed Jenkins, using sudo apt-get install jenkins and it did not work immediately, so i worked out to increase the size of the /run tmpfs. Now I am still getting errors in my jenkins.log, ...
7
votes
1answer
8k views

Loading the NOOBS image for 1st time — What's the purpose of the “Data Partition” selection

I hate to sound stupid but I just wanted to know, when I copy and paste the NOOBS package onto a fresh microsd and load it into my pi, on first startup I get these options: Raspbian Data Partition ...
6
votes
5answers
23k views

Firefox 57 on a raspberry pi

I have just heard about the new firefox "Quantum". It says it uses 30% less RAM. Since the pi only has 1gb of ram, this sound good. Also, it would be nice to have a newer version of firefox. So, can ...
6
votes
2answers
15k views

How do I install GDM on Raspbian?

How do I install GDM and any other necessary packages for it to run on the Raspbian image?
6
votes
10answers
4k views

Can the original StarCraft be played on LAN with a Raspberry Pi?

Update! StarCraft has been ported to ARM: Reddit discussion Hacker News discussion Geek.com article Download: http://repo.openpandora.org/?page=detail&app=package.starcraft So, I've unaccepted ...
6
votes
1answer
11k views

cowsay not working?

I have Debian Squeeze installed on my Raspberry Pi and I'm trying to learn some basic Linux commands. I stumbled upon an article titled Funny things to do in the terminal and proceeded to install ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

How can I install raspistill/raspicam on a distro that doesn't include them?

I'm using a pi distro that includes the proper kernel and everything, but not raspistill or raspicam. How can I install these?
6
votes
3answers
53k views

How to add os manually to berryboot

How to add os manually to berryboot ? I download some OS from http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/ on windows computer and I want add to SD card for run multiple OS using one SD card. How to do that ?...
6
votes
2answers
6k views

How to install Quake 3

Running the latest debian distro (2012-09-18-wheezy) and latest firmware ? (rpi-update). How to install and run a working Quake 3 game? Kind regards
6
votes
1answer
6k views

How to install InfluxDB and Grafana?

How to install InfluxDB and Grafana on my Raspberry Pi (1) / Raspbian Wheezy? As new release as possible.
6
votes
1answer
530 views

Are there any third-party sources for compiled packages?

My previous question does a good job of explaining how to find software from official sources. What about third-party sources? Are there any sites that have specialized in providing compiled ...
6
votes
1answer
6k views

Compiling GnuRadio on Raspberry Pi

Is there any way to get an install the gnuradio binaries on raspberry-pi? At the moment, I am running the build script that took 2 hours on my core i7 1.6 GHz quad core Xeon. I have a UHS-1 45Mb/s ...
6
votes
1answer
637 views

Raspberry Pi 2B+ Boots once

I recently purchased a Raspberry Pi 2B+, and I am trying to run the RetroPie (backed by raspbian) operating system on it. The first time I plug in the pi, it boots normally into the operating system (...
6
votes
2answers
5k views

Windows 10 IoT Dual Boot

I have a new Raspberry Pi 2 Model B ARMv7 (with blank 64GB SDcard), and would like to install Windows 10 IoT Core. I know it's supported for this hardware. What I'd like to do though, is have the ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

Custom Pi's for Commercial Applications

I am looking to start a small company that sells Pi's predefined to fit my customer's needs. My question is: Is there a site where I can order custom raspberry Pis in bulk with my code already on ...
5
votes
2answers
9k views

How do I install MySQL on Occidentalis?

I cannot find any guides on how to install MySQL on a Raspberry Pi running Occidentalis 0.2; Occidentalis is a Raspbian derivative. I cannot use apt-get to install it even after running apt-get ...
5
votes
3answers
21k views

Unable to install mongodb 3.4 on Pi 3

I have been trying to install the latest version of mongodb on my Pi 3. I currently am running the latest version of node (8.0.0) and am running Raspbian lite - Jessie (8). I have been following this ...
5
votes
2answers
325 views

Package browser to search for compiled software pre-install?

For any of the OSes that are compatible with the Raspberry Pi, are there any searchable databases that list the currently available packages that have been compiled for the OS? I'm thinking of ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

Install base Raspbian from repository, not using an image

Raspbian has no installer, so how can I install it by starting with debootstrap? How it works with Debian can you find here: install Debian with debootstrap and the package can be found here: ...
5
votes
1answer
565 views

How do I setup a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B to do a network install via TFTP?

I have a TFTP server, and I want to install any new Raspberry Pis on my network to use the TFTP server to install the OS. How do I got about doing this, I checked the Documentation on the official ...
4
votes
1answer
13k views

How to install midori?

I see lots of posts on the internet on how to use or optimize Midori but everyone seems to assume that the Pi 2 B comes with Midori. I don't know about anyone else, but mine came with Epiphany. How ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

which windows 10 is for the raspberry pi 2?

I'm in the insider program. I have my raspberry pi2. but there are several options for downloads. x86 vs 64 bit, cpu vs phone. but nothing says arm support. and all of them are 3GB + downloads. I ...
4
votes
3answers
4k views

How to install seafile client

The seafile-client from https://www.seafile.com/en/download/ it not working, because it is not compiled for arm. How can I install seafile-client for raspberry pi?