Freenet on Raspberry Pi 3

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12 Jan, 2017 07:53 PM

Is it possible to setup and run Freenet on Raspberry Pi 3? I would like a step by step instruction since I can't seem to find it anywhere else, if possible I did like to use it just as someone would use it on a PC or laptop. If that is not possible, a node will suffice.

  1. 1 Posted by xyz on 04 Jun, 2017 06:18 PM

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    sudo apt install default-jdk

    sudo apt install default-jre

    wget '' -O new_installer_offline.jar

    java -jar new_installer_offline.jar -console;

    it will autostart on boot

  2. 2 Posted by abc on 11 Aug, 2017 03:42 PM

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    Best to install Freenet on a usb drive, not on the SD card as it is IO intensive and will be slow or hang or hang the rest of the system.

  3. 3 Posted by john doe on 23 Aug, 2017 04:04 PM

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    What is a good configuration for Freenet over Pi 3 ?

    Thankyou for your answer

  4. 4 Posted by tudza on 29 Oct, 2017 01:17 PM

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    I second the suggestion not to run Freenet off the SD card. This did indeed kill the poor little card in a month's time.

    I used Berryboot to install Raspian such that it runs off a USB SSD. This setup has been working well for over a year.

    Raspian has the advantage of already being set up with the Oracle flavor of Java. I haven't had much success using the open source version of Java that most Linux flavors come with.

    My Raspberry Pi 3 handles most of what you want from Freenet well. You can of course view jSites. You can insert your own jSites. You can install and use FMS. You can upload and download files.

    The Raspberry Pi 3 does not seem to have enough power to run the Web of Trust required for Sone and Freemail and the convenient blog programs that depend on it. The WoT plug-in constantly crashes and is unusable. The WoT variant built into FMS does not cause problems.

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