A while back, I compiled mongoDB 2.1 for Raspberry Pi based upon instructions found on other sites and kind work by developers sharing code on Github. I acquired a Raspberry Pi B+ and tried to compile mongoDB as I had done previously. I quickly found out that the (old) compiled version (2.1.1) no longer functions under Raspbian.
I had also been trying out Arch Linux for R-Pi as it was “lighter” and did not include all the GUI/X components that I don’t use. I use R-Pi for more server centric things and use frame buffer apps for video and images (omxplayer, fbi, fim).
I saw a comment to a posting when Googling for new info for mongoDB on R-Pi. It said, simply, “use Arch Linux”. So I did! I had a little trouble getting Arch Linux to run on the B+ but after a firmware update obtained by a “pacman -Syu” on a R-Pi model B, I could now boot and use Arch Linux on the R-Pi B+ 🙂
My effusive thanks go to the Arch Linux Package maintainers!