The following dependencies are required for building Pantavisor and installing containers. These are for any apt-based system such as Ubuntu, but you can also adapt them for your favorite distro.
Installing Build Dependencies¶
Every package (with the exception of
repo in old distros) is available from apt and can be installed with:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install curl squashfs-tools git repo docker.io clang-format-11
To install Docker, follow the instructions for your particular Linux Distribution here: https://docs.docker.com/engine/install/
We use the repo tool developed by Android project to maintain the Pantavisor source distribution.
Setting Up Build Dependencies¶
Some dependencies require further setup.
Before you can use git, remember to configure your name and email globally:
git config --global user.name "Your Name"
git config --global user.email "firstname.lastname@example.org"
After installing Docker, you'll need to grant rights to your non-root user, so that you
can run all of docker's commands without
To do so, you can execute the following commands.
Make sure to log out and log back in to activate the new group rules.
sudo groupadd docker
sudo usermod -aG docker $USER
Now check that you can use Docker echo container as a normal user:
docker run hello-world
Expected output of that command should be similar to:
docker run hello-world
Unable to find image 'hello-world:latest' locally
latest: Pulling from library/hello-world
1b930d010525: Pull complete
Status: Downloaded newer image for hello-world:latest
Hello from Docker!
This message shows that your installation appears to be working correctly.
To generate this message, Docker took the following steps:
1. The Docker client contacted the Docker daemon.
2. The Docker daemon pulled the "hello-world" image from the Docker Hub.
3. The Docker daemon created a new container from that image which runs the
executable that produces the output you are currently reading.
4. The Docker daemon streamed that output to the Docker client, which sent it
to your terminal.
To try something more ambitious, you can run an Ubuntu container with:
$ docker run -it ubuntu bash
Share images, automate workflows, and more with a free Docker ID:
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It is possible that repo cannot find python3. In that case:
sudo apt install python-is-python3
Installing Test Dependencies¶
These dependencies have to be installed if you want to run Pantavisor Tests in a x64 host:
sudo apt install binfmt-support docker.io git jq qemu qemu-user-static
Setting Up Test Dependencies¶
To be able to run ARM containers in your x64 host, you will need to execute this:
sudo update-binfmts --enable qemu-arm