[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Problems after installing MaemoDict

From: Kasper Souren kasper.souren at gmail.com
Date: Mon May 1 22:47:33 EEST 2006
> > Which version did you try?
> maemodict-
> >You could check out /var/lib/install/var/lib/dpkg/* (don't have my
> N770 close right >now) and fix stuff there. That's what I did for
> other applications.
> yes, the strange thing is that all the files (available, status,
> etc) are in this directory,
> but when trying 'dpkg -l', the machine says:
> dpkg-query: failed to open package info file /var/lib/dpkg/status
> for reading. No such file...
> which means that it does search it in a different dir (NOT /var/lib/
> install/var/lib, only /var/lib!!!). Question nr1: how would you fix
> those things?

Ahh... I stopped using dpkg except for dpkg -X package.deb
There should be a way to use it, but it's tricky since dpkg is used
for both /var/lib/install as well as / (root)
Just stick to app-installer-package for most usual stuff.

> > Are you sure this is caused by MaemoDict?
> I was till today :(
> but then i flashed again, installed some stuff without the dict (!),
> and later the same messages appeared again without the Dict!
> (I've got the latest OS image from the last week i think)
> So, i am no more sure, I just know that it used to happen after
> installing
> meamoDict before, but now ...??:)

I'm glad for my packaging skills. :)

> >You can install the dict client for ARM from Debian. I can make you
> a package, if you'd still be willing to try :) Well...
> Yess, since I am still not codign for Maemo (I do mostly matlab,
> signal processing,
> and PSP-stuff like this: fosk4psp.dy.hu ) pls. let me know if you
> have any other dict
> to try. I will try it. Definitely, coz' I simply need dicts. that
> was one of the reasons i bought the 770.

Well, the dict client is just commandline. Not very practical.
Just try MaemoDict or that will be online this week.
0.1.9.x is using eagle, and making it a lot easier for me to do the
gooey GUI part. doesn't work properly because of a little problem in eagle (it
wants to store application session data in a place it doesn't have

Considering the PSP DSP stuff: at some point I wanna work on music
software for the N770...


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