✨ Debian Stretch / Buster / Bullseye / Testing MongoDB and MongoDB Tools build stable

It is basically a built for the latest MongoDB for Debian.

The current varsion is the r3.6.x build (release).


It will remove all mongodb* apt packages in ./scripts/build-server.sh and /etc/systemd/system/mongodb-server.service is replaced.

It install the required apt dependencies and generates the SystemD service and makes it enabled.

Check if the build works (building is below). It runs all tests, so if it works, then it really does, actually. If there is an error, of course, you will not deploy on your server. So, if building and testing works, then it puts the binaries as it follow and you are sure and done.

For testing, you may build it in Docker, but the live building is on the server in the directory in the GIT repository build directory and then it puts the files into /usr/bin.

Before you start the database, but after the build, you are required to create a config, a skeleton is here:


Add safety to the mongodb config file 

cp ./artifacts/root-filesystem/etc/mongodb.conf /etc/mongodb.conf
chmod o-rwx /etc/mongodb.conf
chown mongodb:mongodb /etc/mongodb.conf

After you created the config, you start the database like:
service mongodb-server start


It can work with sudo, but the best if you are root. Of course, you can check the code, there is no harm for sure!

git https://github.com/patrikx3/docker-debian-testing-mongodb-stable
cd docker-debian-testing-mongodb-stable

If below you get an error, please create and issue, because it is possible I have not added a package, because my server was already there, but I will add in it for you for sure with apt.

1. Build MongoDB Server 

The command:

sudo ./scripts/build-server.sh


All defaults are in the config are the MongoDB uses:

  • /var/log/mongodb - log
  • /var/lib/mongodb - data

It generates everything, all you have to do:

sudo ./scripts/build-server.sh r3.6.4

2. Build MongoDB Tools 

The command:


It generates and install GoLang and builds the tools that you find them in:

Then it puts all tools into the default Debian /usr/bin directories.

The exact command is like:

sudo ./scripts/build-tools.sh r3.6.4
build MissOut