Any chance of creating an APT repo specific for the various Vero boxes? For example, I just bought the Vero4k which is an amazing little box, but I’m having to build node js 7.8.0 from scratch because the binaries for arm64 from the nodejs website don’t work on the Vero 4k, and Debian isn’t managing deb packages for arm devices, so I can’t use the various nvm/n/instal.sh methods to install.
There aren’t any plans to do this, because we are a Debian derivative and we want to stay relatively close to it. There’s also a lot of duplication of effort if we do this, and our focus is to provide a media centre with an expansive Debian system underneath.
Pick the armhf builds of Node and they will work fine without any issues. Let me know if you run in to any problems
That would have built it for ARMv7, which would be identical to what you’d find in the official Node repositories. There’s little point us duplicating this effort: which is why we don’t provide a repository for it ourselves.
But you don’t actually need an arm64 repository.
OSMC uses an armv7 repository on Vero 4K, only an aarch64 kernel. The decision was made because Jessie isn’t ready for ARM-64 yet (errata), and because we wanted to maintain compatibility with armhf which is more common.