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25 Oct'15

Installing Redis from source on ARM

Ubuntu has quite old packages in the default repositories. It is especially important for web development, where version compatibility may break often.

ownCloud requires a modern version of Redis to use it as a cache and to keep track of the file locks.

PPAs that provide Redis packages do not build for the ARM arch, however. Therefore, with my new Scaleway server, I’ll have to do it by hand:

apt build-essential
apt libjemalloc-dev

Here, apt is my handy alias apt=”sudo apt-get install”. If you ran into jemalloc problems before this article, be sure to perform a distclean before …

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