UPDATE: MongoDB 4.0.6 on ODROID C2 with Ubuntu 18.04

I use a MongoDB database to analyze data extracted from logs on Linux production servers that handle hundreds of thousands of users per day.  I also have databases that I use for research topics – oriented around K-12 education.  I have pulled data from The British Library and various datasets from the Europeana Collections.

I’ve blogged before on MongoDB running on a 4 ODROID C2 SBC Cluster with external SATA drives — see this post.  I had tried both Arch and Ubuntu flavors of Linux.  I pointed out then that MongoDB had an official Enterprise Server Version 3.6 for Ubuntu 16.04 ARM 64.  MongoDB Release 4.0.6 is now available for download (as of 15 February 2019).  Please check the license terms of the “Enterprise Server Version”.  There is also a “Community Server” version that might better meet your needs and/or avoid restrictions.  The Community Server install is what is described in this post.

OK it’s great that MongoDB has an official version for “Ubuntu 16.04 Linux 64-bit ARM 64.”  I, however, am running the latest Ubuntu OS for ODROID C2 – “Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver).”

OK, here is the quick and simple way to install the latest MongoDB on your ODROID C2 running Ubuntu 18.04…

I assume you have not installed MongoDB in any form before this setup.  If you have installed, do a complete backup (dump) of databases and remove the MongoDB and utilities installs as well as all associated directories and files.

Make sure your OS is up to date:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Here are my versions of ODROID – name, kernel, hardware & OS info:

$ uname -a
Linux odroid 3.16.62-35 #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Jan 23 05:14:46 -02 2019 aarch64 aarch64 aarch64 GNU/Linux

$ cat /etc/os-release
VERSION=”18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver)”
PRETTY_NAME=”Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS”

Import the public key for the Package Management System:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv 9DA31620334BD75D9DCB49F368818C72E52529D4

Add a MongoDB list file from the “xenial” branch as MongoDB 4 is not yet in the “bionic” branch. Update the packages list.  Install any updates and then install MongoDB.  Note that “lincurl4” replaced “libcurl3” in Ubuntu 18.04.  We need to revert to “libcurl3” for MongoDB 4.0 to install correctly.  A simple “apt-get install” will do the trick.

echo "deb [ arch=amd64,arm64 ] https://repo.mongodb.org/apt/ubuntu xenial/mongodb-org/4.0 multiverse" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb-org-4.0.list

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install libcurl3
sudo apt-get install -y mongodb-org

You can check versions installed:

mongod --version
mongo --version

You can start MongoDB and check its status:

sudo service mongod start
sudo service mongod status

Run the MongoDB shell:


Hopefully these quick instructions work for you.  LMK in the comments if problems arise 😉












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