Run P4D and Your Website on a Raspberry Pi

2月 28, 2014

Are you looking for a cheap way to run your personal Perforce server?  Need a quick and dirty way to serve your website from it?  This could be your next easy Raspberry Pi project.

1.) On your Raspberry Pi, run:



2.) Change permissions so that the files are executable:

      chmod +x p4 

      chmod +x p4d

3.) Move the files to the bin directory:

      sudo mv p4* /usr/local/bin

4.) Start p4d:

      mkdir /home/pi/p4root

      p4d -r /home/pi/p4root -p raspberrypi:1666 -d

5.) Create a Perforce workspace:

      mkdir /home/pi/p4client

      cd /home/pi/p4client

      p4 -p raspberrypi:1666 client

      *vim will start, perform a :wq [enter]

6.) Create a test index.html file:

      echo "<html> Hello World! </html>" > index.html

7.) Submit it to your Perforce server:

      p4 -p raspberrypi:1666 add index.html

      p4 -p raspberrypi:1666 submit -d "Adding index.html to my raspberry pi p4 server"

8.) Start the builtin python HTTP server that comes with the Raspian image:

      python -m SimpleHTTPServer

9.) Open a browser and point to

Now you have a Perforce server and your versioned website running on your Raspberry Pi.

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About the author:

Liz Lam is a Community Developer at Perforce Software.  After 13 years in various QA organizations, she decided to make the jump to development.  She loves open source software, coffee and tinkering with her Raspberry Pi.

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