Is it possible to build azure iotedge for debian9 Stretch?

Michael Moles 5 Reputation points

I know I will need to modify the and perhaps add a library\package or two to get it to build, but before I go down this trail, I was wanting to know if it is even possible.

While upgrading the OS is a preferred scenario, id like to try less disruptive options first.

Azure IoT Edge
Azure IoT Edge
An Azure service that is used to deploy cloud workloads to run on internet of things (IoT) edge devices via standard containers.
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  1. Sander van de Velde | MVP 31,106 Reputation points MVP

    Hello @Michael Moles

    welcome to this moderated Azure community forum.

    The short answer is that Debian 9 Stretch is not mentioned in the Tier 1 or Tier 2 supported platforms.

    Tier one platforms are tested by Microsoft.

    Tier two platforms are considered compatible because customers have acknowledged it runs Azure IoT Edge.

    Still, you could be lucky is the hardware specs are good and you are creative with the OS settings.


    On June 30, 2022 Raspberry Pi OS Stretch was retired from the Tier 1 OS support list. To avoid potential security vulnerabilities update your host OS to Bullseye.

    If you can update to Bullseye, it is recommended.

    If you get it running in a secure way, please share a blog post for the community.

    If the response helped, do "Accept Answer". If it doesn't work, please let us know the progress. All community members with similar issues will benefit by doing so. Your contribution is highly appreciated.