Process stumbles at adb apk install step. Anbox doesn’t appear under the adb devices list. Launching it manually, a window opens and then it crashes.
FDroid apk signing key still uses SHA1 despite a SHATTERED 2 attack published recently. Someone needs to let them know. They already had a forum topic about it two years ago but it never went anywhere.
I used chromium in Whonix workstation when I needed to run a certain app. Can be installed with apt. Worked well. Sure, not ideal, but I didn’t see any better option to use that app, and that was neccessary.
I tried using anbox in combination with Debian, but I downloaded it via snap. I’m not sure how recent the anbox package in the Debian repositories actually is, but I had the same quoted error multiple times.
If you search for the quoted part, a lot of topics will come up, but I can’t remember how I solved it myself back then.
I think if you start anbox in a certain way or a certain component of it directly from the command line, it should be more verbose and tell you what exactly makes it crash or return something that will lead you to a fix after searching for the reported error.
May I ask a question?
I estimated the RAM usage of a minimalist graphical base Linux OS to maybe be around 200-300 MB, the Whonix-Gateway could be run with 256 MB in CLI mode and the Whonix-Workstation itself with a minimum of 768 MB in graphical mode.
Since I’m not familiar with virtualization and Whonix in detail, what would be your estimated absolute minimum RAM requirement for a working base Linux installation in combination with Whonix-Gateway and Whonix-Workstation with an anbox installation?
Funny thing, I tried installing anbox in Whonix-Workstation (both with snap and apt) lately and it always failed, though I don’t remember exactly why.
The only time it worked was with snap on Xubuntu 18.04 (torified by the Gateway).
Next up testing the installation of non-free apps without resorting to the Play store that requires a Gmail account which can’t be created anonymously.
It’s useful for those needing to use the spyware ridden apps without having to walk around with a non-free spydevice dedicated to running this crap. They can be safely quarantined in a VM routed over Tor.
A good source for this is the apkmirror site whose ploads are vetted. It depends if closed source companies provide x86 versions off their apps. How likely it is to work without the Google framework stuff depends. YMMV.
The Yalp store app in F-Droid which fetches apks from a generic account is unavailable for x86 apparently.
Hi, I installed it, everything seems to have been done according to the manual, but anbox does not start.
Another question is how to disable/enable the firewall? what command is used to check whether the firewall is enabled/disabled?Do I need to disable firewalls in workstation or getway?