Add Raspberry Pi repository in Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Server on my Raspberry Pi 4 8 GB and needed to install raspi-config. raspi-config is a simple (if long and involved) shell script to configure Pi hardware and Raspbian settings. It is just a front end to the underlying system commands. Found that I need to add Raspberry Pi repository in Ubuntu.

In Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, /etc/debian_version is bullseye/sid, so it seems to be based on bullseye (Debian 11.0). Since does not have bullseye, I initially chose buster. Then I changed that to bullseye.

Since bullseye is bit newer, perhaps buster is the safer choice right now.. Code below works for both.

Add Raspberry Pi repository in Ubuntu - 2
Add Raspberry Pi repository in Ubuntu – 2

DEB-based distros (Ubuntu, etc.)

To add Raspberry Pi repository in Ubuntu, run the following two commands:


echo deb buster main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/raspberrypi.list


echo deb bullseye main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/raspberrypi.list

Then run

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys 7FA3303E
sudo apt-get update

That’s it, Raspberry Pi repository will be enabled on the OS and will automatically get updated too.


  1. would this work for raspberry pi 3 ?

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