[maemo-users] offline installation request

From: Josh Z josh.zy at gmail.com
Date: Thu Jan 3 16:29:47 EET 2008
I think you missed my point here. And yes, wired connection on regular PC/Laptop is way faster than wifi, and thus it saves time by downloading via ethernet cable, not to mention the fact that not every user has wifi as available as cable network, which  is my case...sadly.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jonathan Greene" <atmasphere at atmasphere.net>
To: "Josh Z" <josh.zy at gmail.com>
Cc: <maemo-users at maemo.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 9:57 PM
Subject: Re: offline installation request

> You can install this way for applications that are offered as straight
> .debs or you can choose to manually browse the repositories in the
> browser to download.  The time it would take though to download would
> be the same as you'd be needing for a straight install so I'm not sure
> how much time you are really saving.  The advantage of the repository
> installer file is that you can see updates from the apps you've
> installed and if there are additional library files required they
> usually get installed at the same time preventing (many) errors.
> On Jan 3, 2008 7:35 AM, Josh Z <josh.zy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi -
>> Just wondering, can the *.deb files for applications be made available for
>> download along with *.install files?  'Coz I don't have constant WiFi
>> connection around and would very much like to install stuff mannually. and I
>> believe I'm not the only one prefering offline installation... besides very
>> often  Wifi download really strains ppl's patience.
>> Josh
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