How to Build Joplin for Linux ARM64
I have an ARM64-based Chromebook. I use Joplin. While I could install the Android app, I wanted the full desktop experience. Pre-compiled binaries are not available for ARM64, but building one is easy enough, once you have the correct tools installed.
If you have already installed this on your system using the
apt package manager, uninstall it, it won’t work. Instead build it from scratch.
mkdir -p ~/Downloads && cd ~/Downloads wget https://nodejs.org/dist/v16.6.1/node-v16.6.1-linux-arm64.tar.xz tar -xvf node-v16.6.1-linux-arm64.tar.xz mv node-v16.6.1-linux-arm64 node sudo install ./node/bin/node /usr/local/bin sudo install ./node/bin/node_modules/npm/bin/npm /usr/local/bin sudo install ./node/bin/node_modules/npm/bin/npx /usr/local/bin
The first line might seem superfluous, but I like to be thorough and assure the target directory is present.
Note, this step takes a lot longer than I would have thought.
sudo apt install -y glib2.0-dev expat build-essential pkg-config libexpat1-dev mkdir -p ~/Downloads && cd ~/Downloads wget https://github.com/libvips/libvips/releases/download/v8.11.2/vips-8.11.2.tar.gz tar -xzvf vips-8.11.2.tar.gz cd vips-8.11.2 ./configure make sudo make install sudo ldconfig
Close your terminal and log back in.
This steps takes several minutes.
npm install --global gulp-cli npm i node-pre-gyp mkdir -p ~/.local && cd ~/.local git clone https://github.com/laurent22/joplin.git cd joplin npm install
cd ~/.local/joplin/packages/app-desktop && npm start &> /dev/null &