Mender-artifact for aarch linux/MacOs

The mender-artifact tool is available for Linux and MacOs however in both cases they are available for x86 systems from the binary download section. I was able to build it from source on my host machine that has aarch linux after installing the following dependencies:

  • go
  • libssl-dev (for libcrypto)
  • liblzma-dev (for lzma.h)

do a make and then the binary is present in the local directory. Everything went smooth.

The mender community developers may consider providing the binary available for download for those who don’t have an x86 machine handy.

Thank you for the suggestion @Saurabh. Currently the router from source is the one to go for aarch64 based development hosts, but we are definitely keeping an eye on it and might extend the binary tool offering.