[maemo-users] Move from 2007 to 2008 Questions

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Wed Apr 16 15:51:56 EEST 2008
On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 02:18:28PM -0600, Mark wrote:
> If it's in the application manager, you can install it from there. My
> problem is that what I want to install isn't in the catalog for
> OS2008, but it is hosted in the maemo repository - and *only* in the
> repository. There are no addresses anywhere except for that maemo
> repository, which I haven't been successful in browsing. There has to
> be some generic Linux way of grabbing the file, given the info in the
> .install file, but I haven't been able to find it yet.

The following is for informational purposes only.  You should never ever
download debs directly -- either install them with the application
installer, or use sudo apt-get install from a terminal.  Installing debs
directly is the "use a bigger hammer" approach to replacing a light
bulb -- if you screw up, it's your own fault.

There are two repository layouts.  Suppose you have

  deb http://repository.maemo.org/extras bora free non-free

in the .install file.  Start browsing at

  http://repostitory.maemo.org/extras/dists/bora/free/ (or non-free)

Note the extra 'dists/' URL component.  Then look inside binary-armel.
You'll find a 'Packages' file that mentions all installable packages and
their locations.  Sometimes the packages live there, and sometimes
they live in a pool.  The package URLs are relative to the initial URL,
so in this particular instance, when Packages says

  Filename: pool/bora/free/p/pybluez/python2.5-bluez_0.9.1-1osso2_i386.deb

you'd have to go to


to get the deb.

The other repository format is simpler:

  deb http://aeracode.org/maemo/2006 ./

Just go to http://aeracode.org/maemo/2006 and you'll find the Packages
file (and most likely the debs) there.  If it had said

  deb http://aeracode.org/maemo/2006 subdir/

you'd have to look in http://aeracode.org/maemo/2006/subdir.

Marius Gedminas
Microsoft is not the answer.
Microsoft is the question.
"No" is the answer.
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