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Pantavisor App Engine init mode lets you run Pantavisor as a daemon in your already set up Linux distro. This is a less intrusive way to try Pantavisor without having to flash your device storage. Pantavisor App Engine will not get you to the minimal system we strive for. However, it will be a perfect tool for quick and non-disruptive prototyping of our container engine in your devices.

The installation script of App Engine needs patchelf, xz and cpio. In this how-to guide, we are going to see how to use App Engine in a newly flashed Raspberry Pi 4 running Raspberry Pi 64-bit OS Lite:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install patchelf cpio xz-utils gettext-base