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fdroid: Build a specific app in a build server VM.
$ fdroid build ${app_id} --server
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The given command is using the fdroid tool to build an Android application specified by ${app_id} on a server. Let's break it down:

  • fdroid is a command-line tool and a repository of free and open-source Android apps. It allows for building and managing Android apps outside of the Google Play Store ecosystem.
  • build is a sub-command of fdroid, specifying that the following command is related to building an app.
  • ${app_id} is a placeholder for the unique identifier (ID) of the app. The actual ID should be provided in place of ${app_id} to identify the specific app to build.
  • --server is an option for fdroid build that indicates the build process will be executed on a server rather than a local machine. This means the server will handle the build process and produce the necessary output files (such as the APK file), which can be then used for installation or distribution.

To use this command, you need to replace ${app_id} with the actual ID of the application you want to build.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.
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