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build packages for ARM architecture #32

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tpokorra opened this Issue Jun 20, 2014 · 3 comments

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tpokorra commented Jun 20, 2014

see this howto for running arm containers on x86_64 host:
https://lists.linuxcontainers.org/pipermail/lxc-users/2011-April/001742.html

This is actually not on my TODO list, but if someone is interested in this, please pick it up!

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PalinuroSec commented Mar 18, 2018

is there any chance to have official arm support for deb packages?

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tpokorra commented Mar 19, 2018

@PalinuroSec not sure what you mean by official support? It is an open source project, and I am happy to accept pull requests.

Would you want to run LBS directly on ARM hardware, or do you want to cross compile?

I had a quick go at attempting to create an LXC container on Ubuntu 16.04, along the lines of https://stgraber.org/2012/02/03/ever-wanted-an-armel-or-armhf-container-on-an-x86-machine-its-now-possible-with-lxc-in-ubuntu-precise/:

apt-get install qemu-user-static
lxc-create -n armhf01 -t ubuntu -- -a armhf -r xenial

Unfortunately, the network connection was not established.

Another attempt would be to check if a newer version of qemu would work better. So you could try Ubuntu 17.10 and see if lxc containers with qemu for arm would work there.

I have no use case for ARM packages myself, so it really is up to you, if you can get it to work. If you need any advice, let me know!

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PalinuroSec commented Apr 10, 2018

i'm both interested in having native arm workers and virtual environments.

i don't have enough spare time but i'll put this project on my todo list in the hope of contributing to it

p.s.
why lxc and not sbuild containers based on schroot?

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