This is an embedded Linux distribution for ARM-based Android 4.03+ devices. It is meant to be used as a bare-bones Linux distribution with all the potential functionality of a full desktop. The objective is to make it easily distributed without the need to root your device.
This app is meant for the power user, and is still experimental. In order to use it, you must have ConnectBot (or any other Telent client) installed on your device. Once downloaded and installed, simply press the APK Linux icon and the program will copy the distribution files onto your device and connect via Telnet. Altneratively, you may connect from your desktop using “adb” TCP forwarding on port 9000 and then telneting to localhost. To kill the application completely, open the terminal and type the command “pkill cmer”.
To learn more and find tutorials on how to build your own Linux distribution for Android, please visit http://www.cmer.ca/apklinux and follow the instructions. Please email any feedback and bug reports to: [email protected]
This is being released under the GPL License v2.
The GCC toolchain is now included! It has been tested and can compile applications such as ssh and make. For instructions on how to compile apps, read ‘compiling.txt’ in the home folder of APK Linux. Included is a script (fix.config) that will allow ‘configure’ script to run properly on the device.