Google published the first version of Brillo, and as IoT researchers, the first thing that we want to do is to quickly compile and run it in order to get a feel for it, investigate it and learn as much as possible about the system…
At the beginning of our work we made some assumptions, which we found to have been correct:
- Instead of installing a new environment, it will be easier to install it on our AppUse VM which already has a lot of stuff on it.
- Google probably built it similarly to Android (both are Unix-based), so we took the Android compilation guide (links below).
Despite these shortcuts, we still came across a lot of trouble… I know for sure that you don’t want to waste your time to find and fix some stupid errors, so let me give you the shortest way to install it in a few steps and one script 🙂