[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Building deb packages for the Nokia 770 is very easy

From: Marius Vollmer marius.vollmer at nokia.com
Date: Mon Apr 3 13:38:34 EEST 2006
"ext Ian" <vern at riseup.net> writes:

> I know Nokia recommends only depending on maemo but can I depend on
> something else if it is already packaged for the 770 ?

Yes.  You should keep your dependency information as correct as
possible.  If your packages does in fact depend on some other package
then you should include that package in your Depends field.

Thus, your Depends field should reflect the real dependency situation,
but you should try to keep the real dependency situation as simple as
possible since the Application installer only works dpkg-like, not
apt-get-like.  It quickly turns into a game of .deb-Sokoban for the
user when dependencies are complicated.

> I mean how would this work on the actual device. I am not with my
> 770 at the moment so I cannot look at its /etc/apt/sources.list but
> will i find some maemo repositories when i do?

There is no /etc/apt/sources.list in the current version of the 770
software... :-(

> The application installer is what then... some Hildonised front end
> to apt?

It will be, in the future: https://stage.maemo.org/svn/maemo/projects/haf/trunk/osso-application-installer/

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