Package lists

These packages are needed to build Astlinux on Linux.

Debian / Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install subversion build-essential libncurses5-dev bison flex gettext intltool tofrodos tcl pkg-config dosfstools
sudo apt-get install gperf texinfo autoconf nasm zlib1g-dev libssl-dev libtool rsync unzip git-core gawk lzma dos2unix bc help2man
sudo apt-get install libtool-bin python curl

If you are running as a VMware Guest:

sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop

It is recommended to change the default shell to bash: /bin/sh → bash

sudo dpkg-reconfigure dash

Optional: If you want to “Create a Flash Image” using astlinux-makeimage, the following library must be installed as well:

sudo apt-get install libc6-i386

Optional: If you want to “Create a bootable ISO” using build-runnix-iso:

sudo apt-get install genisoimage


Note → For some Ubuntu versions you may need to add symlinks/aliases from “fromdos” ⇒ “dos2unix” and from “todos” ⇒ unix2dos“, because the the unix2dos package may not exist.


RHEL / CentOS

sudo yum -y install subversion make gcc nasm autoconf gettext intltool texinfo bison flex flex-devel tcl glibc-static gperf
sudo yum -y install wget byacc patch zlib-devel rsync libtool unzip git dos2unix ncurses-devel bc help2man

RHEL/CentOS 7 x86_64 Minimal Installation also require:

sudo yum -y install bzip2 gcc-c++ libstdc++-static dosfstools

Optional: If you want to “Create a Flash Image” using astlinux-makeimage, the following library must be installed:

sudo yum -y install glibc.i686

Optional: If you want to “Create a bootable ISO” using build-runnix-iso:

sudo yum -y install genisoimage