Build Armbian for TV Box
apt-get -y install git git clone https://github.com/150balbes/Build-Armbian cd Build-Armbian ./compile.sh
- The script will take care about preparing the workspace like installing necessary dependencies and downloading sources and tools. - It guides through the process until either a kernel package set or a readyo-to-image for a sdcard is created.
Show work in progress areas in interactive mode:
Run build tools inside Docker container:
Build minimal CLI Debian buster based image for Odroid XU4. Use modern kernel and write image to the SD card:
./compile.sh BOARD="odroidxu4" BRANCH="current" RELEASE="buster" CARD_DEVICE="/dev/sda" \ KERNEL_ONLY="no" KERNEL_CONFIGURE="no" BUILD_DESKTOP="no" BUILD_MINIMAL="yes"
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Function | Armbian | Yocto | Buildroot | |:--|:--|:--|:--| | Target | general purpose | embedded | embedded / IOT | | U-boot and kernel | compiled from sources | compiled from sources | compiled from sources | | Board support maintenance | complete | outside | outside | | Root file system | Debian or Ubuntu based| custom | custom | | Package manager | APT | any | none | | Configurability | limited | large | large | | Initramfs support | yes | yes | yes | | Getting started | quick | very slow | slow | | Cross compilation | yes | yes | yes |
├── cache Work / cache directory │ ├── rootfs Compressed vanilla Debian and Ubuntu rootfilesystem cache │ ├── sources Kernel, u-boot and various drivers sources. Mainly C code │ ├── toolchains External cross compilers from Linaro™ or ARM™ ├── config Packages repository configurations │ ├── targets.conf Board build target configuration │ ├── boards Board configurations │ ├── bootenv Initial boot loaders environments per family │ ├── bootscripts Initial Boot loaders scripts per family │ ├── kernel Kernel build configurations per family │ ├── sources Kernel and u-boot sources locations and scripts │ ├── templates User configuration templates which populate userpatches │ └── torrents External compiler and rootfs cache torrents ├── lib Main build tools libraries ├── output Build artifact │ └── deb Deb packages │ └── images Bootable images - RAW or compressed │ └── debug Patch and build logs │ └── config Kernel configuration export location │ └── patch Created patches location ├── packages Support scripts, binary blobs, packages │ ├── blobs Wallpapers, various configs, closed source bootloaders │ ├── bsp Scripts and configs overlay for rootfs │ └── extras-buildpkgs Optional compilation and packaging engine ├── patch Collection of patches │ ├── atf ARM trusted firmware │ ├── kernel Linux kernel patches | | └── family-branch Per kernel family and branch │ ├── misc Linux kernel packaging patches │ └── u-boot Universal boot loader patches | ├── u-boot-board For specific board | └── u-boot-family For entire kernel family └── userpatches User: configuration patching area ├── lib.config User: tools common config/override file ├── config-default.conf User: default user config file ├── customize-image.sh User: script will execute just before closing the image ├── atf User: ARM trusted firmware ├── kernel User: Linux kernel per kernel family ├── misc User: various └── u-boot User: universal boot loader patches
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