[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Re: uffff

From: Kasper Souren kasper.souren at gmail.com
Date: Fri May 5 17:36:53 EEST 2006
Sending this to maemo-developers, maybe someone there knows more about
how to tackle this issue.

> Now my feeling is that it is definitely python-related, coz' last night
> I made one more experiment, installing the following things on a fresh German machine (who knows...!)
> 1. ossoXterm, FBReader, PSWDSafe, Nano, Plucker (everything through the Application install tool in a ROW),
> 2. then: python (for-do-dpkg -X), and (libgpgpe*.lib by using for-do-dpkg in Xterm)
> 3. sqlite (by install tool) => Paket nicht kompatible!
> So the thing happens I think when installing whatever which is Python-related!!!

I think the dpkg -X is the culprit...

> AFTER this case the install tool works no more, but dpkg -X package /var/lib/install still does his job
> - putting the links even into the menu (!!!)
> - but not listing the apps we install in this way in the 'Application Installer'

dpkg -X is just installing by force, into the specified directory,
without bothering about the package information...

> I know you are getting tired with it, but still, if you 'd have any idea what to do in a different way, pls let me know!

Not getting tired of it. Just wanna get it solved!

Got this from Igor Tkach:

/ $ app-installer-tool install /media/mmc1/maemodict-
dpkg-deb: failed to create directory: Permission denied
dpkg: error processing /media/mmc1/maemodict- (--install):
subprocess dpkg-deb --control returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
Installation of /media/mmc1/maemodict- failed, removing
package maemodict.
dpkg - warning: ignoring request to remove maemodict which isn't installed.

I wonder how dpkg can fail to create a directory? I know
app-installer-tool is suppsed to run as user, but I tend to always use
it as root.

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