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Root How can i install Linux Programs on my rooted hero?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Seelbreaker, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Seelbreaker

    Seelbreaker Member
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    Since it is a Linux running there i wanted to ask if it is possible to install programs like "apt-get", "man" and such things...

    I've already asked google, but it looks like everyone tells me to install apt-get via the packet manager from the distribution... and well i haven't seen apt-get in the market ^^

    Also is there a website which shows me some programs after rooting from which i can benifit with its use?

    and what for an distribution this linux comes of? Any Ideas?

    regards

    Seelbreaker
     

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  2. bluenova

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    The important think to remember is Linux is just a Kernel, it does not execute programs. Android apps are compiled in a java like environment and Android has the capacity to run them. If you want to run apt-get (which would be crazy as it's for Debian distrobutions) or any other non-Android Java you would need to compile it through the Android SDK but unless it's a very simple program I don't think you'd get very far and would have dependancy hell.

    It is possible to install a Debian shell, obviously anything ran will be within that shell. For more info take a look here...
    http://www.androidfanatic.com/cms/community-forums.html?func=view&catid=9&id=2248
     
  3. Seelbreaker

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    Wow, nice looks like i gonna give this a try and look what i can do, i mean an android phone with a full running linux distribution (here debian) inside would be godlike :p
     
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