[maemo-developers] Errors while installing Maemo3.1 on Debian Linux

From: David Hazel david.hazel at enchaine.com
Date: Thu Jul 26 12:45:37 EEST 2007
I'm trying to install the Maemo 3.1 SDK on Scratchbox under Debian
Linux, and I am getting errors at step 3.3 in the installation guide:

[sbox-SDK_X86: ~] > fakeroot apt-get install maemo-explicit

(lots of stuff that seems to have worked, then:)

Setting up maemo-explicit (3.0) ...
W: Couldn't stat source package list http://repository.maemo.org
bora/free Packages
(/var/lib/apt/lists/repository.maemo.org_dists_bora_free_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: Couldn't stat source package list http://repository.maemo.org
bora/non-free Packages
(/var/lib/apt/lists/repository.maemo.org_dists_bora_non-free_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems

The above happens for both SDK_X86 and SDK_ARMEL. In both cases, my
sources.list contain the following:

deb http://repository.maemo.org/ bora free non-free
deb-src http://repository.maemo.org/ bora free
deb file:/home/david/maemo-sdk-nokia-binaries_3.1 bora explicit

Can anyone suggest why the error is occurring, and what I need to do to
correct it? Is there perhaps something wrong with the placement of the
files on the repository.maemo.org site? This certainly seems to be what
the installer is complaining about. (In fact, I had a similar problem
when I was trying to install Scratchbox. I had to download the files to
my local system manually, adjust their relative placement in relation to
the Packages.gz file, and then install from my local path.)

I don't know whether it is related, but I had problems with the download
of the Maemo 3.1 files from the website. I was able to download the
release notes and installation instructions, but my attempt to download
the SDK installer script failed on my Debian Linux system. However, I
was able to download the script from my Windows XP system.

I'm fairly new to Linux development, although I do have lots of
experience (about 24 years!) of software development on many operating

David Hazel

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