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Building owncloud client for Raspberry pi's raspbian
I use my Raspberry pi as an owncloud client to synchronize my NAS and my server. Unfortunately, the official package is not up-to-date so I have to build it by myself.
Update!: this page has been updated for client 2.5.0 compatible with raspbian stretch.
DISCLAIMER Tested on raspbian stretch on raspberry pi 3. Feedback welcome on twitter.
Note: if you need a newer version of the client, just tweet me @sgripon.
If you don't want to compile by yourself, you can get the debian package installer from:
- http://pub.sgripon.net/owncloud-client/rpi3/: tested on raspberry pi 3 stretch.
- http://pub.sgripon.net/owncloud-client/rpi/: <2.3.2 tested on raspberry pi 1 jessie.
sudo dpkg -i owncloud-client-2.5.0_armhf.deb
If there are missing dependencies, this command should automatically install all:
sudo apt-get install -f
If not, you should be able to install manually missing packages with apt-get.
You can add my ppa to the source.list. Add line:
# For stretch, support versions > 2.5.0. deb [trusted=yes] http://pub.sgripon.net/ppa-raspbian stretch/
# For jessie until version 2.3.2 deb http://pub.sgripon.net ppa/
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install owncloud-client
Raspberry pi emulator
I use raspberry pi emulator to build owncloud. See Raspberry pi emulator. This is to avoid too much writing on SD card and breaking it too quickly.
Most of the build instructions are from owncloud official website (http://doc.owncloud.org/desktop/2.4/building.html) with some adjustments for RPI.
Get owncloud client sources from official github web site here: https://github.com/owncloud/client/archive/v2.5.0.zip.
This tutorial assumes that the work is done on raspbian in folder /home/pi/dev/owncloud-client. If not, change all paths.
On your pi:
Some dependencies are necessary to build the two packages.
sudo apt-get install libssl-dev sudo apt-get install libsqlite3-dev sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev sudo apt-get install qt5-default libqt5webkit5-dev qttools-dev-tools qt5keychain-dev
You will need to install cmake if not already done to build both:
sudo apt-get install cmake
The following script downloads and builds the source code (remove download command (wget) if already done). The script must be invoked with the desired client version:
The script should work for future versions unless ownlcoud changes files naming.
#!/bin/sh # Download and extract source from official github website if [ ! -f v$1.zip ]; then wget https://github.com/owncloud/client/archive/v$1.zip fi unzip v$1.zip # Build mkdir client-build cd client-build cmake -DWITH_DOC=TRUE -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE="Release" ../client-$1 make
Then, installation. The following script must be run as root:
sudo ./oc-install.sh 2.5.0
#!/bin/sh cd client-build # Prepare a redistribuable package make package make install
Build a debian package
In /home/pi/dev/owncloud-client, create a deb folder:
cd /home/pi/dev/owncloud-client mkdir -p deb/owncloud-client
First thing is to copy all needed files to this new folder. We are lucky, the “make install” command has produced a file with all files installed, so it can be used with rsync:
cd deb/owncloud-client rsync --files-from /home/pi/dev/owncloud-client/client-build/install_manifest.txt / .
Add also libraries installed manually:
cp /usr/local/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libowncloud_csync.so.2.5.0 usr/local/lib cp /usr/local/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libowncloudsync.so.2.5.0 usr/local/lib
Then, follow tutorial How To Build a Debian Package.
The full script to build the debian package:
#!/bin/sh DIR=`pwd` mkdir -p deb/owncloud-client cd deb/owncloud-client rsync --files-from $DIR/client-build/install_manifest.txt / . cp /usr/local/lib/libocsync.so.$1 usr/local/lib cp /usr/local/lib/libowncloudsync.so.$1 usr/local/lib mkdir DEBIAN cat <<EOT>> DEBIAN/control Package: owncloud-client Version: $1+debian+rpi3 Homepage: https://wiki.sgripon.net/doku.php?id=building_owncloud_client_for_raspberry_pi Depends: libqt5dbus5, libqt5webkit5, libqt5xml5, libsqlite3-0, libqt5concurrent5, zlib1g, libqt5keychain1, libqt5network5, libqt5gui5, libqt5core5a, libstdc++6, libgcc1, libc6 Priority: optional Section: net Architecture: armhf Essential: no Installed-Size: 1024 Maintainer: Sebastien Gripon <firstname.lastname@example.org> Description: GUI app to sync a folder to ownCloud Specify one ore more directories on the local machine to sync your ownCloud server, and always have your latest files wherever you are. Make a change to the files on one computer, it will flow across the others using these desktop sync clients. EOT cat <<EOT>> DEBIAN/postinst #!/bin/sh set -e echo "Postinst running ..." ldconfig echo "Done" EOT chmod 0755 DEBIAN/postinst # Build package cd $DIR/deb dpkg-deb --build owncloud-client # Rename package mv owncloud-client.deb owncloud-client-$1_armhf.deb
Must be invoked as sudo with version number as argument:
sudo ./oc-build-deb.sh 2.5.0
Launch at startup
If you want to launch owncloud client automatically at startup, just add this line:
at the end of /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart
Note that owncloud client needs a graphical session to be launched so if you want to launch the client at raspi boot, it must be configured to start X automatically.