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(solved) docker based development environment for Asustor

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(solved) docker based development environment for Asustor

Postby fabo » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:09 pm


DISCLAIMER: It is not recommended and even a bad practice to download random docker images from internet blindly. For my own convenience, it's available on so I can pull it easily.

I've been working on a convenient development environment to build Asustor related software (ADM and apps).
It's using Docker, based on Debian 8.x (Jessie), and contains the tools necessary to build various components (kernel, toolchain, etc...).

There's also a few helpers to:
* extract ADM image
* avoid being root or use sudo to build package (fakeroot is your friend)
* use human readable/writable yaml to generate config.json

All the source code is provided on Github. You can reproduce the docker image using the content of asustor-dockerfiles repository.

At this stage, proper documentation and how-to/getting-started are lacking.

Quick start:
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## Pull the docker image
$ docker pull

## Run the image
$ docker run -it /bin/bash

## Change to buildslave user inside the docker image
# su - buildslave

## Clone transmission package repository
$ git clone

## Select the toolchain (by default the branch is master and doesn't contain the binaries toolchain)
$ cd ~/asustor-toolchain
$ git checkout -b x86_64 origin/x86_64

## Update the utilities repository and make sure to use latest scripts
$ cd asustor-pkg-utilities
$ git pull

## Enter transmission package repository and build
$ cd ~/asustor-pkg-transmission
$ ./

## If all goes as expected, the package is built
$ ls *.apk

Hope you'll find it already useful and will help users.
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Re: docker based development environment for Asustor

Postby damien599901 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:26 pm

thank you for all fabo !!!
Storage: AS7004T & AS5002T
Laptop: Apple MACBOOK Pro OS X El Capitan & Windows 10
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