[maemo-users] Move from 2007 to 2008 Questions

From: Tony Green tony at beermad.org.uk
Date: Tue Apr 15 12:58:44 EEST 2008
On Monday 14 Apr 2008, Mark wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 11:36 AM, Dr. Nicholas Shaw <Doc at docharley.com> 

> > And, lastly, for the applications that require no changes, e.g. no new
> > binaries, will they show up after I upgrade or do I have to re-install
> > them?
> You'll have to reinstall them. When upgrading within a major release
> (e.g. from 2.2007.50-2 to 2.2007.51-3) you can use the backup function
> to backup and then reinstall everything. However, when upgrading from
> one major release to another (e.g. OS2007 to OS2008), you'll probably
> have to reinstall everything manually, and not every app has been
> migrated to OS2008. The application manager won't allow you to install
> 2007 apps on a 2008 OS.

The main problem with apps that haven't been "released" for OS2008 is the 
install file you get when you click on the icon on the Maemo site. That 
checks the OS version and chokes if it's wrong. You'll find a lot of apps can 
be installed by going straight to the .deb file instead.

It took me a while to get round to putting MySQL and Apache on the repository 
because I'd just installed from my own builds and hadn't noticed that I 
needed a new install file.

Tony Green
Ipswich, Suffolk, England

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