Running ASP.NET Core on a RaspberryPi 2 with Nginx

Published on 21 February 2017

Running ASP.NET Core on a RaspberryPi 2 with Nginx

I followed the instructions from Get Started and docs.microsoft.com, and found that some additional configuration was required.

prerequisites

the prerequisites are required or you will get an error like:

Failed to load ▒▒▒, error: libunwind.so.8: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Failed to bind to CoreCLR at /var/www/PublishOutput/libcoreclr.so'

Permissions

chmod 744?

Tell Kestrel to listen

If you are running headless you will need Kestrel to be listening for external requests to confirm the app is running, this can be done using the ASPNETCORE_URLS environment variable

 ASPNETCORE_URLS="http://*:5000" dotnet Your.App.dll

Create the service file

add a symlink for dotnet to limit the changes to the service file

sudo ln -s /opt/dotnet/dotnet /usr/bin/dotnet

Configuring SSL

Rather than building nginx from source to get SSL I used nginx-core.