Server on Raspbery Pi?

#1

I’ve been using BlueCherry for some years now on a Minix NEO Z83-4 “MiniPC” running Ubuntu, with several IP cameras, and it has worked well.

Maybe it’s a silly question, but the new Raspberry Pi 4 is more capable than previous devices, with true Gb ethernet and USB3. Has anyone tried to run the BlueCherry server on a Pi?
Also, could it use the Raspberry Pi’s own camera?

#2

It is theoretically possible to run the Bluecherry server on Raspberry Pi boards, but there are no official builds for Raspberry Pi hardware.

#3

i was thinking of doing something like that myself
but when i try on an older RPI board … i got compile errors

but waiting on the RPI4 to come and i will have a look again

but also try looking at low power intel SOC board …
they cost twice as much as the RPI4 but its just a simple installation job

#4

got my RPI4 … will start to work on getting the code to compile and see how it goes … will post later on today with what is happening

#5

How are things going?

#6

Hi,

I’d also be interested in hearing if it worked out. Yesterday evening I spent few hours with it and was able to get an installation package built. After fixing one compilation issue and doing various changes to the Debian dependency configuration files, I was able to create an installation package.

Eventually I got stuck in the postinstall script database creation phase. I did this using JuiceSSH on my tablet so I don’t have any logs to attach right now but it was something about the database schema validation. I noticed it had been able to create a database but apparently something didn’t go as it should.

I might be able to work around the issue but without no prior experience of using or installing Bluecherry but I have no idea if it’s realistic to expect it to work even if I’d get pass the issue.

I would be dying to get this working as I bought a Raspberry Pi 4 specifically for the purpose of using it as a DVR/NVS.

My initial plan was to install Shinobi as it looked promising but I got nowhere trying to install it. Then I read some comments of someone having success with Xeoma so I gave it a go. I did get it running to some extent but something about it made me uncomfortable in paying >100€ for the license. Then I ran into various people recommending Bluecherry and here I am.

#7

Please provide logs when available, I’ll see what we can do.

#8

Thanks! I most certainly will. It might take until the weekend before I find the time though.

#9

Quick update: I had some spare time a few days ago and initially planned on logging the output of the installation process but instead ended up investigating the problem further. I ran some of the postinstall scrips manually and if I remember correctly, added some apache2 configurations settings manually.

In the end I was able to get the web admin interface running but had a red “Server process stopped.” error on the sidebar.

I believe it might have something to do with what’s in the mysql logs:

$ sudo tail /var/log/mysql/error.log
2019-09-28 15:12:08 1030 [Warning] Aborted connection 1030 to db: 'bluecherry' user: 'bluecherry' host: 'localhost' (Got an error reading communication packets)

There’s nothing in Bluecherry logs:

$ sudo tail /var/log/bluecherry.log
$

I am able to login to mysql with the bluecherry credentials on the command line so maybe this is relates to the different php/mysql versions?

Worth noting is that during the postinstall script the database verify step fails (only end part shown):

+  `disabled` tinyint(1) NOT NULL DEFAULT 0,
   PRIMARY KEY (`id`)
 ) ENGINE=InnoDB DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8;
 /*!40101 SET character_set_client = 
@saved_cs_client */;
Database doesn't match reference schema

I have done all my modifications over a git cloned version of the repo so I can push them to a fork later on if needed. At this point I don’t have further info to provide as I’m busy this weekend.