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Paul Kocialkowski, 10/05/2014 09:49 AM

Replicant Sources

Browsing the source

The Replicant source code is currently hosted at Gitorious:
There is a branch per Replicant version, like replicant-2.2.

Disk space

Before downloading the Replicant source code, make sure there is a considerable amount of disk space left on the drive you intent to build Replicant on.
It is advised to have 40-50GiB available for the Replicant source code and the produced files.

Code tree location

Start by defining the place where you want to download Replicant tree.

Important: the name of the path to this location must not contain spaces!

Installing the tools

Then, download the repo tool and set it executable:

mkdir tools
cd tools
chmod a+x repo
cd ../

Getting the source manifest

The source manifest is the list of all the git repositories that are present in the Replicant tree.
Each Replicant version has a dedicated branch with the proper source manifest.

Replicant 4.2

mkdir replicant-4.2
cd replicant-4.2
../tools/repo init -u git:// -b replicant-4.2

Replicant 4.0

mkdir replicant-4.0
cd replicant-4.0
../tools/repo init -u git:// -b replicant-4.0

Replicant 2.3

mkdir replicant-2.3
cd replicant-2.3
../tools/repo init -u git:// -b replicant-2.3

Replicant 2.2

mkdir replicant-2.2
cd replicant-2.2
../tools/repo init -u git:// -b replicant-2.2

Downloading/Updating the source from the repos

Now that you have configured the repository to use a manifest, you can start downloading Replicant sources for the desired version.

This step is very long and can take the whole day to complete!

../tools/repo sync

Depending on your internet bandwidth, using the -j argument may speed up the process (if you encounter errors, retry without the -j argument):

../tools/repo sync -j9

Once the source is ready, you need to get the prebuilt applications (they are downloaded from F-Droid):


You must redo these steps each time you want to sync your tree, in order to keep it up to date. Future syncs are faster than the first one.

Updated by Paul Kocialkowski almost 8 years ago · 20 revisions

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