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F-Droid Server Tools

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CI Builds fdroidserver buildserver fdroid build --all publishing tools
Debian fdroidserver status on Debian buildserver status fdroid build all status fdroid test status
macOS & Ubuntu/trusty fdroidserver status on macOS & Ubuntu/LTS

F-Droid Server

Server for F-Droid, the Free Software repository system for Android.

The F-Droid server tools provide various scripts and tools that are used to maintain the main F-Droid application repository. You can use these same tools to create your own additional or alternative repository for publishing, or to assist in creating, testing and submitting metadata to the main repository.

For documentation, please see, or you can find the source for the documentation in fdroid/fdroid-website.

What is F-Droid?

F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device.


There are many ways to install fdroidserver, they are documented on the website:

All sorts of other documentation lives there as well.


There are many components to all of the tests for the components in this git repo. The most commonly used parts of well tested, while some parts still lack tests. This test suite has built over time a bit haphazardly, so it is not as clean, organized, or complete as it could be. We welcome contributions. Before rearchitecting any parts of it, be sure to contact us to discuss the changes beforehand.

fdroid commands

The test suite for all of the fdroid commands is in the tests/ subdir. .gitlab-ci.yml and .travis.yml run this test suite on various configurations.

  • tests/complete-ci-tests runs pylint and all tests on two different pyvenvs
  • tests/run-tests runs the whole test suite
  • tests/*.TestCase are individual unit tests for all of the fdroid commands, which can be run separately, e.g. ./update.TestCase.

Additional tests for different linux distributions

These tests are also run on various distributions through GitLab CI. This is only enabled for master@fdroid/fdroidserver because it'll take longer to complete than the regular CI tests. Most of the time you won't need to worry about them but sometimes it might make sense to also run them for your merge request. In that case you need to remove these lines from .gitlab-ci.yml and push this to a new branch of your fork.

Alternatively run them locally like this: gitlab-runner exec docker ubuntu_lts


The tests for the whole build server setup are entirely separate because they require at least 200GB of disk space, and 8GB of RAM. These test scripts are in the root of the project, all starting with jenkins- since they are run on

Drozer Scanner

There is a new feature under development that can scan any APK in a repo, or any build, using Drozer. Drozer is a dynamic exploit scanner, it runs an app in the emulator and runs known exploits on it.

This setup requires specific versions of two Python modules: docker-py 1.9.0 and requests older than 2.11. Other versions might cause the docker-py connection to break with the containers. Newer versions of docker-py might have this fixed already.

For Debian based distributions:

apt-get install libffi-dev libssl-dev python-docker


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