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Support for other Raspberry Pi operating systems.

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Jason Smith
Jason Smith on 19 Sep 2021
Commented: Jason Smith on 29 Sep 2021 at 1:05
Are there any plans to support other - non Raspberry Pi fundation based - operating systems / distros? For example Ubuntu 21.04 for Raspberry Pi. While playing around and trying to make this work... through the add-on manager / Hardware Setup wizzard I get several package and library install errors on the host machine (running Windows 10). From the limited error information provided it apprease to be as simple as a file path problem (e.g. /boot/config.txt on Buster [05/0721] is in /boot/firmware/config.txt on Ubuntu 21.04). I'm sure it is a little more complicated than that but I can't see the source of the packages and libraries the Hardware Setup wizzard is applying to the Pi and apt-get on the Pi can't locate the missing packages / libraries.
Picture of the Hardware Setup wizzard failed install.
Full List of missing / failed to instal:
Libraries
userland
pigpio
tornado
nanomsg
nnpy
py-nanomsg
Packages
alsa-utils
pigpio

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 19 Sep 2021
Are there any plans to support other - non Raspberry Pi fundation based - operating systems / distros?
No. There are too many Linux distros, and they change too quickly and in too many incompatible ways, and would require continual retesting every time a package used anywhere in the OS was updated The work to support more than one or two is too costly.
However, you could open an enhancement request to document which packages are brought in and which configuration entries are used.
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Jason Smith
Jason Smith on 29 Sep 2021 at 1:05
Thanks, and kind of the answer I expected.

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