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CargOS and Parcel

CargOS is a new lightweight, open source, platform for Docker hosts that aims for speed, manageability and security.

Parcel is an even further stripped version of CargOS that serves as a base for Docker images.

This repository contains the sources for buildroot to build CargOS and Parcel images.

Building from source

Ensure the build dependencies are satisfied, this includes the following, most of which are normally already installed:

  • bc
  • bison
  • bzip2
  • flex
  • g++ / gcc-c++
  • gcc
  • make
  • patch
  • perl
  • perl-Data-Dumper
  • perl-Thread-Queue
  • qemu-img
  • unzip
  • wget
  • which

Depending on the platform you're building for you'll need these additional dependencies:

x86_64 (64-bit capable x86 only)

  • squashfs-tools
  • xorriso

Then proceed to build CargOS/Parcel, replace ${platform} with the platform you're building for, e.g. x86_64 and ${target} with cargos or parcel:

  1. run make ${target}_${platform}_defconfig
  2. run make
  3. wait while it compiles

You do not need to be root to build or run buildroot. Have fun!


  • Development on support Raspberry Pi 2 has stalled. Some code is available in this repository, but isn't kept up to date. The installer is the next component that needs work.


Buildroot is released under the GPL v2 or (at your option) any later version.


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request