On a Kindle Fire HD we are going to install everything we need to update our hugo site.
Termux is an Android terminal emulator and Linux environment app that works directly with no rooting or setup required. A minimal base system is installed automatically - additional packages are available using the APT package manager.
It is available on the Play Store and on F-Droid.
Install and start the application.
- Keep pressed
qon the keyboard to activate a special row on the keyboard.
- Keep pressed
wto emulate the Up arrow key
Update the packages
apt update apt upgrade
Install git and OpenSSH
apt install git apt install openssh
Termux store the HOME folder in the application sandbox which is only accessible to the app itself. This is good: only a phone root user can access your private configuration file like ssh keys.
To be able to edit our website from an external application we have to mount an external storage inside our HOME folder.
termux-setup-storage cd storage ls -la
We see that the command have setup for us a few symlinks to the most used folders:
Github ssh keys
Similar to the process specified in this article
ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "[email protected]" eval "$(ssh-agent -s)" ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa
Now we need something to copy the value of the generated key to the clipboard.
Install Termux:API from Play Store or F-Droid
Now enable the api support inside termux
apt install termux-api
Activate Github key
Copy the ssh public key value to the clipboard
cat ./.ssh/id_rsa.pub | termux-clipboard-set
Open a browser and log in to GitHub.
Go into your profile and select SSH and GPG keys, click Add SSH key, add a description and paste the key.
Clone the repository
The repository will be cloned in the shared folder. This way it will be possible for other application to edit the content files.
cd storage/shared git clone --recurse-submodules -j8 [email protected]:gabrieleteotino/bluish-capsule.git cd bluish-capsule ls -la
We will install a prebuilt release (it is also possible to build from the sources).
Go to the hugo releases and find the url for the linux-ARM.tar.gz
Note: the deb package is in armhf and is not installable because my system support only arm.
Note: wget is not available with apt in Termux.
# install wget pkg install wget # move back to home cd # download the file wget https://github.com/gohugoio/hugo/releases/download/v0.37.1/hugo_0.37.1_Linux-ARM.tar.gz # extract tar xzf hugo_0.37.1_Linux-ARM.tar.gz
Install the binary into a personal
bin folder. Easy to manage and upgrade.
mkdir -p ~/bin cd ~ mv hugo ~/bin/hugo cd ~/bin ./hugo version
Add bin path
Add the following line
Open a new terminal session ( or
. ~/.bash_profile) and test
which hugo hugo version
Run the site
cd ~/storage/shared/bluish-capsule hugo server -D
This page was edited and published from my kindle. A bit painful but doable.