Diary of Beets on ARM (Odroid-HC4, Armbian)

I got a sorta NAS device which is arm based. I’m also getting ready for my third, and I hope against hope final, beets database. (Reason for that is for another thread.)

I’m starting ‘from scratch’ on a new platform, which seems like it will work. I will document my progress until it becomes clear I should switch back to x86.

So far (from root, bad habit) :

sudo apt install python3-pip python3-setuptools
pip3 install wheel
pip3 install -U beets
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/pip pip /usr/bin/pip3 1
pip install git+https://github.com/x1ppy/freezetag

Pip install on its own failed, probably for armbian related reasons of not including the above tools by default.

beets installed without wheel, but it did note an error. I installed wheel to be safe. As python experts know, the pip version of beets is far more current than whatever is in the Debian / Armbian repo.


I will be moving to linuxserver.io container, managed by portainer. More info as I work.