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The least painful way to install Linux utilities on an Android device is to install a whole distribution in a subdirectory. “Normal” distributions (Debian, Arch, Fedora, etc.) provide binaries that are dynamically linked with Glibc, which Android doesn't provide. They need to be executed with the loader (/lib/ld-linux*.so) of Glibc. A simple way to set up ...


While the GNU page does not seem to provide ARM binaries for the coreutils project, I managed to come across this page, which somehow provides compiled binaries for version 8.14. coreutils-8.14-arm-1.txz I downloaded it myself, and the ls binary provides the following metadata: $ file ls ls: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, ARM, EABI5 version 1 (SYSV), ...

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