Arch Linux (and ownCloud) on a PogoPlug POGO-E02

Update:  Please see my newer articles about getting Debian running on the E02’s as well as a functional ownCloud instance.

PogoPlug hardware seems to be notoriously mislabeled as to the version it is running.  My experience was no exception. I ordered a POGO-P21, the label on the box showed it was a P21, but the label on the foot of the device shows that it’s the Kirkwood-based E02.  A good hint to this is the following output from ‘cat /proc/cpuinfo’ when SSH’ed to the device while running the native Pogo software (credit to the thread at for this information):

Processor : ARM926EJ-S rev 1 (v5l)
BogoMIPS : 1192.75

Get your basic Arch environment installed using the instructions at for the E02 version.  For other models, you’re on your own.  For my E02, I was operational in the Arch environment after following these steps and rebooting.

Next steps are as follows (currently incomplete, but a good start):

#Update your base system
pacman -Syu

#Install Apache 2.2
pacman -S extra/apache

#Install PHP (I think this will include several of the required modules for ownCloud, as commented below)
pacman -S extra/php

# Confirm installation of php-json later using:
# php /usr/include/php/ext/json/
# php /usr/include/php/ext/json/php_json.h
# php /usr/lib/php/modules/
# Add “” to /etc/php/php.ini
# per
# May be same for PHP XML per
# ^ also mbstring
# ^ and gd
# ^ perhaps, but under modules.
pacman -S curl
# Say “y” to install
# php5-curl as usr/lib/php/modules/
tar -jxvf owncloud-latest.tar.bz2
mv owncloud /srv/http/

Right now, I have a working HTTP server, but that’s all I have the time for this evening.  PHP is not yet operational, permissions are not yet configured, and there is nothing in place to lock things down.  With a little luck I’ll have an opportunity to revisit this article and post some additional information to finalize your setup in the near future.  Good luck!

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