I have a debian 8.7 installed raspberry pi 3 model B. I want to install github's atom text editor on my raspberry pi 3. How can I proceed it?


Unfortunately atom is only available for the 64 bits systems .

atom-github :

Debian Linux (Ubuntu)

Atom is only available for 64-bit Linux systems


Alternative solution :

You can build Atom text editor on OpenSuse following the steps described on git repo

SLES (and openSUSE) are the only 64-bit operating systems for Raspberry Pi.

sudo zypper install nodejs nodejs-devel make gcc gcc-c++ glibc-devel git-core libgnome-keyring-devel rpmdevtools libX11-devel libxkbfile-devel
git clone https://github.com/atom/atom.git
cd atom
  • Newer ARM processors fully support 64bit. From wiki: "The Raspberry Pi 3 uses a Broadcom BCM2837 SoC with a 1.2 GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor, with 512 KB shared L2 cache". ARM Cortex-A53 is an ARMv8-A, which introduced 64bit instruction sets (AArch64) Link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARM_Cortex-A53 – Bruno9779 Mar 27 '17 at 19:25
  • @Bruno9779 Only OpenSuse , Not Debian , see here linux.com/news/learn/intro-to-linux/… – GAD3R Mar 27 '17 at 19:57
  • My bad, I thought that "raspbian switching to 64bit" thingie went through already. Please edit you answer so I can upvote – Bruno9779 Mar 27 '17 at 20:25
  • With '64-bit' system, they (somewhat inaccurately) mean x86_64 only. There's no way you'll be able to run that on you rpi3, unless you build the package yourself, or you use multiarch and qemu (but thzt will be extremely slow...). Additionally, while the RPi has a 64-bit CPU, the Raspbian distribution does not use the 64-bit features of that chip, instead sticking to 32-bit. – Wouter Verhelst Mar 27 '17 at 21:40

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