[maemo-users] Newbie asks what is the key to repository access?

From: Paul Klapperich maemo.org at bobpaul.org
Date: Fri Jul 27 21:57:26 EEST 2007
Ahh, shoot. I really need to be more careful. For you this should read

Catalog Name: Anything you want ("Maemo.org" maybe)
Web address:  "http://repository.maemo.org"
Distribution:     "gregale"
Components:   "free nonfree"


On 7/27/07, Paul Klapperich <maemo.org at bobpaul.org> wrote:
> On 7/27/07, D. L. Fuller <dlfuller at clientandfuller.com> wrote:
> > Thanks for taking the time to do an explanation using the example
> > e2fsprogs package.  I kinda get it after digesting your points, but
> > seem to still be missing something.
> >
> > I have a 770 running OS 2006 3.2006.49-2.  So following your
> > explanation, but instead changing from bora (N800) to gregale for the
> > 770, I  find the e2fsprogs deb file at: http://repository.maemo.org/
> > pool/gregale/free/e/e2fsprogs/e2fsprogs_1.37-2sarge1_armel.deb
> Oh, right. 770. That would also explain why you're having trouble with
> .install files. I don't believe they're supported by the 770 (though I
> could be wrong.)
> > The repository entry in the Application Manger and consequently in /
> > etc/apt/sources.list I believe then would be: http://
> > repository.maemo.org/ gregale free non-free
> Yes. To be clear, you want the following in application manager--
> Catalog Name: Anything you want ("Maemo.org" maybe)
> Web address:  "http://repository.maemo.org"
> Distribution:     "bora"
> Components:   "free nonfree"
>  You then need to "Refresh application list." Watch for errors. If no
> errors, you should be able to install it either with 'apt-get install
> e2fsprogs' or with red-pill mode enabled in the application manager.
> If you get an error, post the nature of the error and we can work
> through it. e2fsprogs has enough dependencies it'd be really annoying
> to install manually.
> However, in the event you encounter a broken repository in the future,
> I did answer the rest of your questions to round out your knowledge.
> ;)
> > Then to find all the Packages available I look in: http://
> > repository.maemo.org/dists/gregale/free/binary-armel/ and http://
> > repository.maemo.org/dists/gregale/non-free/binary-armel/ and find
> > the e2fsprogs package.  Plus I also figured-out the need for the
> > armel architecture.
> >
> > I still cannot get the e2fsprogs package to load through the
> > Application Manager or apt-get install.
> >
> > What am I missing?
> >
> > As an option could I simply load from a file and still have all the
> > dependencies taken care of?
> No, if you download the *.deb file manually, you need to also install
> the dependencies manually and in the proper order. You can install a
> *.deb with the application manager by choosing "Install from File" or
> from the xterm using 'dpkg -i file.deb'. You will be told of a missing
> dependancy package when you attempt this, or you can look at the
> packages file I mentioned earlier to get them all. We really should
> work to getting apt working properly, though.
> >   Then what about the display features of
> > the Application Manager for "installed" and "check updates"?
> >
> Any installing any *.deb package, either automatically through apt
> (ie, apt-get or the application manager) or dpkg will show up in the
> installed apps list. Some packages will only show in red-pill mode,
> though, even though they're installed.
> Check for updates will check the current 'Application list' for
> updated packages. That means you need to successfully refresh the list
> before you can look for updates to install.
> Remember, let's get apt working as this repository isn't broken, to
> the best of my knowledge.
> --Paul

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