The following tutorial has been tested on a clean install of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Please report any installation problem on the developer forum.

Adding Linux packages#

The first step is to add Parrot packages as a trusted source for your apt packages:

$ curl | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/
$ echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/] $(lsb_release -cs) main generic" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ > /dev/null
$ sudo apt update


The server ‘’ is now deprecated. If you previoulsy installed Parrot packages from this server, please migrate to ‘’ using the commands above after deleting the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

Once the Parrot package server is added, you can install the required tools:

$ sudo apt install parrot-tools-gcc-aarch64-himix100-linux parrot-tools-passe-muraille

You will also need some standard packages:

$ sudo apt install git python3 python3-pip build-essential pkg-config curl
$ pip3 install pycryptodomex

Configuring GitHub#

It is good practice to configure git with your real name and email address

$ git config --global "Your Name"
$ git config --global ""

You need to configure your GitHub account for SSH access. Please follow the GitHub SSH tutorial.

Installing repo#

Repo helps manage many Git repositories.


You can learn how to use Repo on the Repo command reference page

You can install the last version of repo using the following commands:

  1. Make sure that you have a bin/ directory in your home directory and that it’s included in your path:

$ mkdir ~/bin
$ PATH=~/bin:$PATH
  1. Download the Repo Launcher and ensure that it’s executable:

$ curl > ~/bin/repo
$ chmod a+x ~/bin/repo
  1. Make it executable by Python 3:

$ sed -i.bak -e 's;#!/usr/bin/env python$;#!/usr/bin/env python3;' ~/bin/repo

Cloning the workspace#

Create your working directory

$ mkdir airsdk
$ cd airsdk

Initialize Repo in your working directory

$ repo init -u "ssh://" -b master

Download the source tree

$ repo sync

Finally, download the latest version of Air SDK.

$ ./ -p classic -t download-base-sdk
$ ./ -p pc -t download-base-sdk

The output should look like this:


You are ready to create your first mission!