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Install JIRA on Raspberry Pi - Java Error

Bolarinwa Ojewale Jun 09, 2014

When starting the bin install. I am getting the error below. Any idea of how I can troubleshoot this error?

Unpacking JRE ...

Starting Installer ...

/home/pi/atlassian-jira-6.2.6-x32.bin.14127.dir/jre/bin/java: 1: /home/pi/atlassian-jira-6.2.6-x32.bin.14127.dir/jre/bin/java:ELF0

4°: not found

/home/pi/atlassian-jira-6.2.6-x32.bin.14127.dir/jre/bin/java: 2: /home/pi/atlassian-jira-6.2.6-x32.bin.14127.dir/jre/bin/java: Syntax error: "(" unexpected

2 answers

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Nic Brough [Adaptavist] Community Leader Jun 09, 2014

I think you've installed a version of Java that does not work on Raspberry Pi, due to different software architecture. I've had similar messages trying to whack standard ELF binaries onto machines built on ARM chips - you'll need to use the ARM based Java distribution of Java,

I'd also like to gently point out that 512Mb RAM probably isn't going to be enough for Jira - unless you're running a tiny handful of users, only a few issues, you'll quickly find you need at least 512Mb in the heap for Jira, which you can't do on a Pi because you need to leave memory for the OS as well...

Bolarinwa Ojewale Jun 09, 2014

Thanks Nic, I figured it had to do with the path of where Java is run from. I think the Java that comes with Jira .bin is the issue.

I had only planned to use Jira for 4 users. But I didnt really take into the system requirements before I tried to install it to my Pi. Ill look into other architectures to put my install on. Thanks for your help again.

Chris Fuller Atlassian Team Jun 10, 2014

+1. You also have to consider what database to use. If you run it locally, you're taking up even more valuable ram. If your database runs elsewhere... my understanding is that the pi has rather poor I/O performance, so you'd probably run into that instead.

Nic Brough [Adaptavist] Community Leader Jun 10, 2014

It's worth trying to run anything on a Pi :-) But it's not powerful enough for everything, sometimes, you just need the raw processing/memory.

Stephen Sifers Community Leader Sep 25, 2014

For the Java issue, it is most likely due to it being an ARM architecture and not an x86 or x64 (I had similar issues with other installs). For the I/O issue, yes you will get "slower" performance on a pi (a pi is a pi and not a server with SAS storage). If you have the option use a class 10 micro SD card. Its not going to make it blazing fast, but it will help out a bit with your I/O. I would love to know if you get Jira to work on pi in the end.

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Andrew Dunn Jul 08, 2018

However, it is possible to get Jira installed on an RPi 3B+ using the tar.gz download of Jira.

RAM is still the main limiting factor. But the 3B and the 3B+ have 1GB or RAM, which still isn't enough, unless you reconfigure the default swap space.

I found jdavidpeter's guide a big help.

Long term, this much swap is probably not good for your SDcard, but it does allow you to get a small Jira instance up and running.

Stephen Sifers Community Leader Jul 09, 2018

Holy Necro post Batman!

Andrew Dunn Jul 09, 2018

Indeed. But this is still one of the leading google results about installing Jira on a RPi, so useful to update it.

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