[nSLUG] Linux on Android devices

Dop Ganger nslug at fop.ns.ca
Wed Apr 15 16:00:03 ADT 2015


There's also a native, opkg based implementation of several useful 
commands at http://dan.drown.org/android/ - unfortunately unmaintained due 
to changes in Lollipop. No chroot is needed so you can run things like 
mosh or ssh direct from a terminal window.

Cheers... Dop.

On Wed, 15 Apr 2015, Joel Maxuel wrote:

> Frank,
> 
> You must be talking about Lil' Debi.  I tried it a couple times, but the installer failed in different areas (latest time
> hung on a particular daemon).  
> I will get back to it eventually, but for me (at least right now) learning the quirks of Android Linux seems more
> interesting than pushing a build of GNU/Linux as an app on top of say, a tablet.
> 
> 
> --
> Cheers,
> Joel Maxuel
> 
> "One should strive to achieve, not sit in bitter regret."
>  - Ronan Harris / Mark Jackson
> 
> On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 12:05 AM, Frank Geitzler <frank.geitzler at ns.sympatico.ca> wrote:
>       Sorry, I sent this to the wrong NSLUG address
>       Frank
>       -------- Forwarded Message --------
>       From: Frank Geitzler <frank.geitzler at ns.sympatico.ca>
>       To: nslug-request at nslug.ns.ca <nslug-request at nslug.ns.ca>
>       Subject: Linux on Android devices
>       Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:44:16 -0300
>
>       I don't have an Android device yet, but hope to get a tablet soon.  However, some mention was made last night at
>       the NSLUG meeting at Dal about the limitations and differences between 'standard' linux commands and Android
>       commands, so just for curiosity I Googled several queries today:
>           android Debian linux commands
>       and
>           android linux commands
>
>       The first one, incidentally, mentions a Debian Kit for Android, which will install a full version of Debian or
>       Ubuntu on your Android phone or tablet, side-by-side with Android.
>       Frank


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