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Bootstrap a Debian system in a file, mostly for deploying to Android.

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This tool uses Multistrap to bootstrap a Debian (or Debian-based) system into an image file as well as adding an Android-targeted launcher script to chroot into the system.


Requirements on the host system:

Requirements on the target device:

  • root access

  • Busybox (this might be pre-installed on your system or you could use one of the various installers on the Play Store)

  • a kernel that supports loop mounts and whatever file system you wish to use

Installation with pip:

# pip3 install android-debian-builder

Installation from the source tarball:

# python3 install


Simply running android-debian-builder (as root) will start building a Debian image in the current directory. To see possible command line options, run android-debian-builder --help. Usually, you’ll want to customise the configuration; the easiest way is to dump the default configuration with android-debian-builder --print-config and build your own based on that.

Additional example configurations are included. These can be found in android_debian_builder/examples in the source distribution or in the examples` subdirectory of the installed package. To include one of these examples in your configuration setup, prefix the file name with ``builtin:examples/ on the command line, like so:

# android-debian-builder --config builtin:examples/jessie-armhf.cfg

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