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This is how I setup Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi.

Raspbian Setup (Raspberry Pi)

Steps written for 2017-11-29-raspbian-stretch-lite.img at the time of this writing.

sudo raspi-config

Since I'm from the US and primarily use my Raspberry Pis on my Atrix Lapdock, I use these settings:

  • en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8
  • US/Pacific Ocean
  • Generic 104-key PC
  • No AltGr key
  • No compose key

Install/Update Packages

Shell in using ssh -o PubkeyAuthentication=no and run:

  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install vim git
  • sudo apt-get upgrade
  • sudo apt-get autoremove


sudo update-alternatives --set editor /usr/bin/vim.basic
curl |sudo tee -a /etc/vim/vimrc
curl |sudo tee /etc/skel/.bashrc
curl |sudo tee -a /etc/skel/.bashrc
cp /etc/skel/.bashrc ~/.bashrc
sudo bash -c 'cp /etc/skel/.bashrc ~/.bashrc'
bash -lc _robpol86_run_once


  • sudo apt-get install python-pip libssl-dev
  • sudo pip install tox
for v in 3.3.6 3.4.3; do
    cd; wget$v/Python-$v.tgz
    tar -xzf Python-$v.tgz; cd Python-$v
    ./configure --prefix=/usr/local && make && sudo make altinstall
    sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/python${v::3} /usr/bin/python${v::3}
    wget -O - |sudo python${v::3}
    sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/pip${v::3} /usr/bin/pip${v::3}
    sudo pip${v::3} install virtualenv
sudo rm /usr/local/bin/pip
cd; wget$p-linux-armhf-raspbian.tar.bz2
sudo mkdir /opt/$p
sudo tar -xjf $p-linux-armhf-raspbian.tar.bz2 -C /opt/$p --strip 1
sudo ln -s /opt/$p/bin/pypy3 /usr/bin/pypy3

Simple Git "Server"

Here I'll use terminaltables as an example.

mkdir -p ~/workspace/terminaltables/.git
cd !$ && git init --bare
cat << EOF > hooks/post-receive
while read oldrev newrev ref; do
    branch=\$(echo \$ref |cut -d/ -f3)
    export GIT_WORK_TREE=../\$branch
    [ ! -e \$GIT_WORK_TREE ] && mkdir -p \$GIT_WORK_TREE
    git clean -f -d
    git checkout -f \$branch
chmod +x hooks/post-receive

Run this command on the "client":

  • git remote add rpi ssh://pi@raspberrypi/home/pi/workspace/terminaltables/.git

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commented May 26, 2016

Is this with Jessie or Wheezy? I'm not having any luck installing pypy3 this way on Jessie.

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