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Re: If NetBSD can run Linux binaries, can it run Android apps?

On 1 October 2015 at 10:26, Julian H. Stacey <> wrote:
> Hi, Reference:
>> From:         John Nemeth <>
>> Date:         Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:04:55 -0700
> John Nemeth wrote:
>> On Sep 30, 11:04pm, Ottavio Caruso wrote:
>> } Subject: If NetBSD can run Linux binaries, can it run Android apps?
>>      Not likely.
>> } And if not, why not?
>>      Android consists of a heck of a lot more then just a Linux kernel.
>> }-- End of excerpt from Ottavio Caruso
> I was considering the same question today, but for FreeBSD,
> as I might need to try to extend support to a newer Adobe Acrobat, perhaps
> from Android. (My reason: )
> I hope to avoid it though, Acrobat is loathsome.
> But it would be nice if the BSDs had ABI support for Android, is
> there a central mail list/ web page/ person that focuses
> discussion on that or a list of URLs ?
> Cheers,
> Julian
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> rth-water

I've heard unverified stories of people running Android-x86 in a
chroot under ChromeOS on a Chromebook.

If the above is true and if ChromeOS is indeed Linux, would it be
possible to install a Linux subset under /emul/linux and then chroot
into it?

Potentially this would be two chroots, one into /emul/linux, the other
under /emul/linux/android ?

Consider that it is possible to run a complete Debian subset under
Android. Why can't the opposite be true?


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