Arm: standard_init_linux.go:211: exec user process caused "exec format error"

# ./discourse-setup
Building app
standard_init_linux.go:211: exec user process caused "exec format error"
Your Docker installation is not working correctly


I tried installing discourse on a raspberrypi with two different docker version:

# docker --version # (from debian buster)
Docker version 18.09.1, build 4c52b90
# docker --version # (installed via discouse installation script)
Docker version 19.03.12, build 48a6621
# arch

How to fix/workaround this?

The solutions there doesn’t work at all.

ARM is not going to work till libv8 and mini racer work on ARM


That’s sad. Maybe a check in the installation could stop the setup immediately.

It was at least not documented in and

The second sentence should have stopped you… :wink:

`You must have SSH access to a 64-bit Linux server

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Hm okay. this would better fit in the Hardware requirements. And I see 64 bit is mentioned there, too.

If this is a very simple one-line check I could get behind this. I do see a future for ARM on the server in the not too distant future.

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What does “mini racer work on ARM” mean?

I upgraded the machine to 64 bit (arm v8):
Linux raspberrypi 5.4.51-v8+ #1333 SMP PREEMPT Mon Aug 10 16:58:35 BST 2020 aarch64 GNU/Linux

Still getting the above errors.

Can you say when the “not too distant future” could be?

Within the next 10 years. Depends how much traction ARM gets in datacenters, but I expect within that timeframe, it will be significant.

Likely a lot prior to that, we will get stuff working on arm properly once Apple finish the transition to the A14 or A15 on laptops and desktops.

We want to support dev environments on Macs and Macs are poised to be the absolute fastest single core computers out there now that the latest iPhone is scoring 200 on speedometer.

My estimate is that within 3 years Discourse will work fine on arm dev environments.