Table of contents
- Build FarmPi From within FarmPi / Raspbian / Debian / Ubuntu
- Building FarmPi Variants
- Building Using Docker
- Building Using Vagrant
- Downloaded Ubuntu image.
- root privileges for chroot
- sudo (the script itself calls it, running as root without sudo won’t work)
Build FarmPi From within FarmPi / Raspbian / Debian / Ubuntu
FarmPi can be built from Debian, Ubuntu, Raspbian, or even FarmPi. Build requires about 2.5 GB of free space available. You can build it by issuing the following commands:
sudo apt-get install gawk util-linux qemu-user-static git p7zip-full python3 git clone https://github.com/guysoft/CustomPiOS.git git clone https://github.com/mkevenaar/FarmPi.git cd FarmPi/src/image wget -c --trust-server-names 'https://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/20.04/release/ubuntu-20.04.5-preinstalled-server-arm64+raspi.img.xz' cd .. ../../CustomPiOS/src/update-custompios-paths sudo modprobe loop sudo bash -x ./build_dist
Building FarmPi Variants
FarmPi supports building variants, which are builds with changes from the main release build. An example and other variants are available in CustomPiOS, folder src/variants/example.
docker exec -it mydistro_builder:
sudo docker exec -it mydistro_builder build [Variant]
Or to build a variant inside a container:
sudo bash -x ./build_dist [Variant]
Building Using Docker
See Building with docker entry in wiki
Building Using Vagrant
There is a vagrant machine configuration to let build FarmPi in case your build environment behaves differently. Unless you do extra configuration, vagrant must run as root to have nfs folder sync working.
Make sure you have a version of vagrant later than 1.9!
If you are using older versions of Ubuntu/Debian and not using apt-get from the download page.
To use it:
sudo apt-get install vagrant nfs-kernel-server virtualbox sudo vagrant plugin install vagrant-nfs_guest sudo modprobe nfs cd ../FarmPi git clone https://github.com/guysoft/CustomPiOS.git cd FarmPi/src ../../CustomPiOS/src/update-custompios-paths cd FarmPi/src/vagrant sudo vagrant up run_vagrant_build.sh
After provisioning the machine, its also possible to run a nightly build which updates from devel using:
cd FarmPi/src/vagrant run_vagrant_build.sh
To build a variant on the machine simply run:
cd src/vagrant run_vagrant_build.sh [Variant]
- If needed, override existing config settings by creating a new file
src/config.local. You can override all settings found in
src/modules/farmpi/config. If you need to override the path to the Raspbian image to use for building FarmPi, override the path to be used in
ZIP_IMG. By default the most recent file matching
src/imagewill be used.
- The final image will be created at the