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Run Hugo on an Android phone

First install Termux

Then there are two options:

Build from source

Open the Termux terminal on your Android device and copy-and-paste the commands listed below and hit ENTER:

apt update;\
apt install -y git golang make;\
export GOPATH=$HOME/go;\
export PATH=$PATH:$GOPATH/bin;\
go get -d github.com/spf13/hugo;\
cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/spf13/hugo;\
make install;\
hugo server -s docs;

Now you can point a browser at http://localhost:1313 and you should see the Hugo site with docs and all.

Use a prebuilt release binary

apt update;\
apt install curl;\
curl -L https://github.com/spf13/hugo/releases/download/v0.20/hugo_0.20_Linux_ARM.tar.gz | tar zxf -
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@mrbrianhinton mrbrianhinton commented Oct 15, 2017

I've been trying to get Hugo to run on my Samsung Chromebook Pro via Termux. I've tried both of your options, and I can seem to get it to work at all. I'm getting an error that it's an unsupported architecture when I try to build it. Specifically I've been trying to get https://github.com/netlify/victor-hugo to work, and I haven't had success. Any thoughts, and assistance would be appreciated.

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@mrbrianhinton mrbrianhinton commented Oct 15, 2017

The make version fails completely, and won't "make" due to a makeinstall not being present.
The pre-built release binary downloads, but I can't seem to get it to run.

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@jerjungle jerjungle commented Jan 21, 2018

same here, this wont work.
attached is a screenshot.
screenshot_20180121-195413

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@DanShrader DanShrader commented Jan 29, 2018

@mrbrianhinton and @jerjungle,

I don't know if either of these posts will help you, but there what I did using the above gist as a base. It works with a Intel based Thinkpad Chromebook as least. I think the Samsung Chromebook Pro is also Intel based, so it 'should' work.

For Chromebooks there's a step or two extra needed and it's documented in the post. I too had the problem with the make command, but found that it was not 'needed' in my case.

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@kisik21 kisik21 commented Apr 8, 2018

It tries to create /tmp on my phone. On read-only file system. Can one move hugo-cache dir somehow?

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@kisik21 kisik21 commented Apr 8, 2018

$ hugo server
panic: mkdir /tmp: read-only file system

goroutine 1 [running]:
github.com/gohugoio/hugo/vendor/github.com/spf13/afero.GetTempDir(0xb26c18, 0xf1eac0, 0x8ed410, 0xa, 0x0, 0x0)
	/go/src/github.com/gohugoio/hugo/vendor/github.com/spf13/afero/util.go:128 +0x270
github.com/gohugoio/hugo/helpers.GetTempDir(0x8ed410, 0xa, 0xb26c18, 0xf1eac0, 0x0, 0x1)
	/go/src/github.com/gohugoio/hugo/helpers/path.go:540 +0x34
github.com/gohugoio/hugo/commands.(*commandeer).loadConfig(0x12acd800, 0x12acd801, 0x1, 0x1)
	/go/src/github.com/gohugoio/hugo/commands/commandeer.go:239 +0x954
github.com/gohugoio/hugo/commands.newCommandeer(0x12ba8501, 0x12ab5290, 0x12a39e28, 0x1, 0x1, 0x84f348, 0x1, 0x12ab5290)
	/go/src/github.com/gohugoio/hugo/commands/commandeer.go:113 +0x188
github.com/gohugoio/hugo/commands.InitializeConfig(0x1, 0x12ab5290, 0x12a39e28, 0x1, 0x1, 0x12a5ee00, 0x12a5f01c, 0x0)
	/go/src/github.com/gohugoio/hugo/commands/hugo.go:296 +0x3c
github.com/gohugoio/hugo/commands.server(0xf025b8, 0xf1ed1c, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0)
	/go/src/github.com/gohugoio/hugo/commands/server.go:215 +0x138
github.com/gohugoio/hugo/vendor/github.com/spf13/cobra.(*Command).execute(0xf025b8, 0xf1ed1c, 0x0, 0x0, 0xf025b8, 0xf1ed1c)
	/go/src/github.com/gohugoio/hugo/vendor/github.com/spf13/cobra/command.go:753 +0x360
github.com/gohugoio/hugo/vendor/github.com/spf13/cobra.(*Command).ExecuteC(0xf018a8, 0x97db74, 0x1, 0x15724)
	/go/src/github.com/gohugoio/hugo/vendor/github.com/spf13/cobra/command.go:843 +0x20c
github.com/gohugoio/hugo/commands.Execute()
	/go/src/github.com/gohugoio/hugo/commands/hugo.go:182 +0x4c
main.main()
	/go/src/github.com/gohugoio/hugo/main.go:27 +0x24
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@ntrrg ntrrg commented May 4, 2018

The problem is that Hugo doesn't use Make, it uses mage instead, so it is necessary to replace make install with:

go get -v github.com/magefile/mage
mage vendor
mage install
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@ghost ghost commented Jul 29, 2018

Users installing from the prebuilt ARM binary may want to mv hugo ../usr/bin after installation to make the binary available on path.

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@pzb568 pzb568 commented Sep 30, 2018

Where can I find a tutorial?

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