[Libre-soc-dev] installing under termux on smartphones

Thierry Deval thierry.deval at boyudev.be
Mon Oct 9 10:13:57 BST 2023

On 10/9/23 10:00, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton via Libre-soc-dev wrote:
> people, you will be amused to know that i have now managed
> to install the full dev environment on three smartphones/tablets
> by using F-Droid, proot, termux and ANlinux "apps".
> (some of these are a short-cut to doing something incredibly
> mundane: a pithy GUI around a simple shell script and/or
> installing containers. gets the job done though).
> it is not wholly straightforward because /dev/pts and /proc
> are not mountabe within the debian chroot, and proot itself
> is not capable of equivalent-of-hypervisor to support chroot.
> (chroot within chroot)
> some minor modifications were therefore needed to the devscripts,
> and i have been slowly adding missing dependences.
> i also had to use the trick "export SUDO_USER=libresoc" to
> convince the devscripts they were running under sudo.
> yes really even ppc64e binutils is crosscompiled under
> armhf and works fine.
> we have a customer demo around the 11th of november so this
> is very important to have working, and to have as much of
> bigmul running by then as possible.
> l.

Hi Luke,

Whoa, I must say I'm indeed amused by that news.
I will have to try that procedure, even if I still can't do anything 
with it.

Love it.


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