Development testers for Anbox



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  • @joe I agree. I would like to draw everyone's attention to this issue, and as I say, we need a way to start from fresh with Anbox without having to reinstall Ubuntu Touch. This is especially important for when Anbox is entirely stable and becomes a part of the system image for a future UT OTA.

    https://github.com/ubports/anbox/issues/24

    Sister issue regarding the importance of being warned or even blocked from installing problematic apps, as desktop snap-based Anbox implementations already do:

    https://github.com/ubports/anbox/issues/25

    I'm also wondering if Anbox can be destabilised if users try to install APKs beyond a certain storage level? Like, if we install several apps which are each ~100MB, and this is from a starting point of say 1.5GB free storage space left, is there a point at which things start to break? And I mean before running to to 0MB left.



  • @gb I had to enlarge the system partition on my Nexus 5 to install everything, if I remember correctly. Maybe that's your issue? I think I followed this script https://github.com/plasma-mobile/plasma-phone-dev-setup/blob/master/usr/bin/resize-root-partition with minor adjustments, but caution I don't remember since it's been a while – do it on your own risk 😉



  • @padraic said in Development testers for Anbox:

    anyone successfully get frieza working? I tried but am told that

    phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ anbox-tool install
    Anbox kernel is not installed! Please flash this first!
    

    Pretty sure I went through the procedures correctly but maybe I missed something. If I don't hear back from anyone I'll try again in a couple of days and open an issue if it still doesn't work.

    I have the same problem



  • @gb

    @gb said in Development testers for Anbox:

    Hi,

    I´m testing it in M10 FHD (frieza).
    I just installed ubports from scratch (16.04 dev) and try the instructions post by Marius.

    Doing "sudo apt-get upgrade", I´m facing:
    "E: You don't have enough free space in /var/cache/apt/archives/."

    How can this be possible? I just installed the system and there is no space left?
    Do I have to install the hole thing into a Libertine container?

    You can try (it has helped me):

    sudo mount -o rw,remount /

    sudo rm -r /var/cache/apt

    sudo tune2fs -m 0 /dev/loop0

    sudo apt update

    sudo apt install anbox-ubuntu-touch

    sudo rm -r /var/cache/apt

    sudo mount -o r,remount /



  • @pawlinski I'm having the same issue. Installation was successful after cleaning the cache several times. but when I try to install anbox-tools I get the same error as @padraic .

    phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ anbox-tool status
    Kernel: NOT OK
    System: NOT FOUND
    Enabled: NO
    Running: NO



  • @honigwald What does sudo anbox-tool status say? On my Nexus 5, sudo vs no sudo shows different status.



  • @gmelchett Hi. This is the Output I get.
    0_1540939338796_Screen Shot 2018-10-30 at 23.41.55.png

    Until now, I've resized /dev/loop0 to 3GB and reinstalled everything without success.

    Btw.: I'm using BQ M10 FHD



  • @pawlinski Have you installed the boot.img for frieza with fastboot?



  • Just tried anbox for the first time on my Fairphone 2. Installed a few apps (pulling APKs from my android device using this description).

    As expected, my bike sharing app doesn't work as it uses google services.
    But spotify works 😉



  • @ursfan Yes.



  • Hi, has anyone tried to install anbox on a bq M10 HD yet?

    i have , but anbox-tool is telling me i need to flash the kernel, but i did that?!

    i followed instructions from here: https://docs.ubports.com/en/latest/userguide/dailyuse/anbox.html

    might there be some step missing? or is the anbox-boot-cooler.img not functional?



  • @yougo: Just stating the obvious, but it is a mistake that I made initially when trying anbox on my M10FHD: Did you use the correct name for the boot partition when flashing the boot image (boot instead of bootimg)?



  • Exciting progress. I sucessfully installed Anbox on my FP2. For installing additional apks; I tried to install adb android-tools-adb:

    phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ sudo apt install android-tools-adb
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
        android-tools-adb
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 108 not upgraded.
    Need to get 64.1 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 152 kB of additional disk space will be used.
    E: You don't have enough free space in /var/cache/apt/archives/.
    

    This is confusing, because the system info says, that there is more than 23 GB free space on my FP2.

    Some idea to resolve this issue?



  • Using pawlinskis approach from https://forums.ubports.com/post/14023

    sudo mount -o rw,remount /
    sudo rm -r /var/cache/apt
    sudo tune2fs -m 0 /dev/loop0
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install android-tools-adb
    sudo mount -o ro,remount /

    The system image has just 2 GB and the commands above free some of that space. The 23 GB free storage you mentioned is the part of the storage reserved for user data.



  • @honigwald I have the same problem. BQ Aquaris FHD (frieza).
    Flashed the the kernel as shown at docs.ubports.com, but anbox-tool status says:

    phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ anbox-tool status
    Kernel: NOT OK
    System: NOT FOUND
    Enabled: NO
    Running: NO
    

    Prior to installing I grew the ubuntu.img / system.img to have enough space for apt on /.
    Somehow the kernel does not get installed... Anyone has solved this?

    Maybe this is relevant: I bought the Android version of the tablet - then installed UBports UT. Maybe this changes the boot partition / image?



  • @arubislander So did I. Maybe boot is incorrect?



  • I just used ubports-installer to flash 16.04/rc onto the frieza, then resized the partition, then installed anbox using the doc.ubports.com tutorial. No success 😞
    @mariogrip How did you do it?



  • Hi,
    I've tried it on BQ m10 FHD and it does not seem to work.
    I've flashed the Kernel and installed anbox-tool but i can't install it, because it says the Kernel isn't installed.

    phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ anbox-tool install
    Anbox kernel is not installed! Please flash this first!
    
    phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ anbox-tool status
    Kernel: NOT OK
    System: NOT FOUND
    Enabled: NO
    Running: NO
    

    I tried reflashing it a couple of times, without success.



  • Can someone point me to the used kernel source for bacon anbox. The one in github seams not to have the "anbox" changes.


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