Monthly Archives: February 2020

how to install oracle linux 7 for arm on a raspberry pi 3

how to install oracle linux 7 for arm (aarch64) on a raspberry pi 3 WITHOUT having to sing in and download the oracle linux 7 CD or DVD ISO

get balena etcher

get an oracle 7 image

burn image to SD card

note you won’t even need to uncompress the image or anything like that. Etcher is capable of reading the xz format

boot from SD card





It may be obvious by now that I am a ‘lazy’ ‘ONE pkg person’ for example ive been using Firefox on every home/corp desktop and VirtualBox on every home/corp desktop for many years now !

Yes I know there are OTHER browsers and OTHER hypervisors but I only want to learn ONE tool whatever my hardware platform is !

That is my excuse why my Raspberry Pi’s B/B+ have been gathering dust as i cant face learning a distro (raspbian ?) JUST for ARM. So at OOWLON last week I was shocked to learn Oracle Linux 7 has been available for over 2 years (and that there is a specific oracle yum repo for ARM – apparently AARCH64 means ARM)



See also

Oracle OCI Docs for MongoDB and PostgresSQL

Oracle OCI Docs for MongoDB and PostgresSQL



netdata – the next nagios ?

netdata – the next nagios ?

  |.-.   .-.   .-.   .-.   .  netdata                                        
  |   '-'   '-'   '-'   '-'   real-time performance monitoring, done right!  

  You are about to build and install netdata to your system.

  It will be installed at these locations:

   - the daemon     at /usr/sbin/netdata
   - config files   in /etc/netdata
   - web files      in /usr/share/netdata
   - plugins        in /usr/libexec/netdata
   - cache files    in /var/cache/netdata
   - db files       in /var/lib/netdata
   - log files      in /var/log/netdata
   - pid file       at /var/run/
   - logrotate file at /etc/logrotate.d/netdata

  This installer allows you to change the installation path.
  Press Control-C and run the same command with --help for help.


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oracle cloud oci linux & node & theai install

install theai prereqs (as root)

# yum install gcc
# yum install gcc-c++
# yum install nodejs
# npm -g install yarn

build theia

$ mkdir mytheia
$ cd mytheia
$ vi package.json 
$ # (C&P from
$ yarn # will autoinstall everything from your package.json
$ yarn theia build (takes approx 400 seconds)

start theia

$ cd mytheia
$ nohup yarn theia start &

create a SSH tunnel from your local PC to remote OCI

$ ssh -L 3000:localhost:3000 opc@my.oci.vm -N &

open http://localhost:3000