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I realize Google, CyanogenMod and all the experts recommend Ubuntu ... love Ubuntu please don't get me wrong but I love Linux because of the options ... similar to my Android obsession :)

I've been running Linux Mint because i like the *bling* I feel it brings (Linux Mint is a Ubuntu child)

I'm looking to add some nonbuntu distros to my multiboot but I need them to build Android (at the least apps) to be a daily driver for me

Has anyone had experience building Android on alternative platforms ie Arch Linux or Gentoo or Debian or anyothers?

Any attempts, successes or EPIC FAILURES of note to share?
 

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I've been a devout slackware user for 8 years and the only problem that I've come across with android development on linux are the udev rules for running adb without using sudo. Just recently fixed it and all is running well. Other than that I've been very comfortable running vim and my various makefiles to build apps and theme my incredible.
 

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xoomdev worked in arch for a bit, theres also a tutorial in our thunderbolt omfgb thread about compiling in arch. someone just posted it today
 

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Have you considered Linux Mint Debian? I haven't tried it yet, but I've been wanting to see if my all-in-one installer would work in it and I'm pretty sure it would since it still uses apt-get and a lot of other features that I like about the Ubuntu based Mint version. I just like the idea of rolling updates rather than big updates like Ubuntu does, because a lot changes at one time.
 

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Go go Gentoo. RevNumbers converted me and its amazing. Rev has a script i threw together than installs everything you need and sets up the base file system to the point that you just need to repo init/sync.
 

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x13thangelx said:
Go go Gentoo. RevNumbers converted me and its amazing. Rev has a script i threw together than installs everything you need and sets up the base file system to the point that you just need to repo init/sync.
Does it optimize the /etc/make.conf file for the amount of cores/processor flags or do anything for the kernel? Either way it's still sounds cool, but I was wondering if you had to go back and tweak that stuff still.
 

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Tahl said:
Does it optimize the /etc/make.conf file for the amount of cores/processor flags or do anything for the kernel? Either way it's still sounds cool, but I was wondering if you had to go back and tweak that stuff still.
All of that you'd do during installation of Gentoo so no

Edit: well..... you /should/ do that during installation, that way it helps with the install compiles too
 

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x13thangelx said:
Go go Gentoo. RevNumbers converted me and its amazing. Rev has a script i threw together than installs everything you need and sets up the base file system to the point that you just need to repo init/sync.
Where could I get my hands on said script ;)
 

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Where could I get my hands on said script ;)
RevNumber is a very smart and polite man if it isn't on his github.com/RevNumbers account you could ask him

He is very active on this forum and extermely helpful as I'm sure most of you know =)

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