Amazing lightweight app that allows you to run background services native to linux. *Bug notice 27/11/17 - latest version of app appears to have issues with special key combos (volume up/down) and the gboard keyboard. I upgraded from an Android 7.0 ZTE blade S6 that was using the stock android keyboard to a Moto G5 on 7.0 with gboard. Now the special keys aren't working (special key symbol appears but tabbing/up fails)
There is no Desktop. I have installed and run all of the GNURoots and NONE of them work like you say they do, they all open a Command Terminal and nothing else, I can't use it for any of the programs I need it for. I am without a pc due to reasons too long to explain and need to run this on a Tablet I've been loaned. Please help.
Fulfill exactly my needs: Having R-CRAN on my tablet and phone. Performance is quite sufficient for my work. Of late I have installed Coq (The proof assistant) from the DEBIAN repository and am testing it. It looks good. I have also installed Pari-gp, and this also works at the prompt level (what is quite OK for me) quite well. I will be very interested when X11 becomes possible. I tested shortly Wheezy (xterms), but was not totally convinced -- the small screen does not make it easy! I have however to notice that once again the android developers have managed to make a good app unusable by their twistings. If android want to survive the developers should learn what is upwards compatibility....
Where's the desktop? From the reviews and author's notes, I can see that the passion for the app is there. However, it is not as simple as Linux Deploy to set up a full desktop, and it looks like it takes 2x the space as Linux Deploy if you want Gimp, FF, LibreOffice, etc. Maybe I'll figure this out one day.
Didn't run on my android 6.0 tab... After opening the app, when the Debian console starts, it gives a message that is am using an old version, providing two options at the bottom of the message box, for help and settings. But as soon as I click any of the options, the screen gets blanked out! Really disappointed 😥.... Please help!
A Linux environment in your fingertips really a full blown distro in a app, my only concern is it installs everything in internal storage yet my devoce has 2 more additional storage. Would be nice if instead installing it from the internal storage, it should be installed on where the GNURoot instance is for example, the SD Card, great work buneeds improvement.
1) Fix various PRoot issues. Thanks to Vladimir Serbinenko.
2) Most significant change is that umask system calls are fully emulated now