Build script for rstudio-server on:

  • ARM64 Windows 10
  • Lenovo C630 Yoga
  • Windows 10 Insider Build Fast Ring Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18999.1]
  • WSL 1 (WSL 2 doesn’t work on Windows 10 ARM64 ! Except for I guess :-) The Samsung Book 2 and the future Surface X
  • Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS

This is built on the excellent work of jrowen/ARM-rstudio-server which was built on the excellent work of dashaub/ARM-RStudio.


This script has been used to successfully build RStudio Server 1.2.5001

The commands below can be used to build the server:

bash -x build_rstudio.sh
/usr/sbin/rstudio-server start

The build took about 2 hours to complete.

The VERS variable in the script can be updated to build different versions of the server. The latest version number and be found on the rstudio server download page, and note that this will likely differ from the latest desktop version.

Launching RStudio Server

After the server has been built and installed, the easiest way to start the server from a WSL using the commands below:

sudo  /usr/sbin/rstudio-server start

Finally, from a new Firefox (or Chrome :-)) tab navigate to localhost:8787 and log in using your WSL credentials.


Please don’t hesitate to file an issue if you run into problems, and pull requests are welcome.

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