[maemo-users] apps install problem

From: sebastian maemo sebastian.maemo at gmail.com
Date: Sat Jan 12 02:41:46 EET 2008
2008/1/12, Thomas Armagost <silly at well.com>:
> > In an earlier post to this list, you said that one could
> > "manually download the deb packages directly from the web
> > repositories to your PC and then transfer them to your
> > tablet via USB. Then install them directly with Application
> > Manager."
> I'm sorry.  I was unclear.  I'm talking about OS2007 without xterm
> here.

To download xterm you'll need to use internet connection. This is the right
repository (you may add it to your repository list if you don't have it

free non-free

> Is an active internet connection required after the deb
> > packages are downloaded to the n800?
> That's the question I was trying to ask.

In case you download a deb package (say, for example,
free42_1.4.27-hildon1_armel.deb), then you may open it with the Application
Manager, and you won't need internet connection to successfully install the

Of course, once you get an xterm, you can also say:
# dpkg -i free42_1.4.27-hildon1_armel.deb
And this will install the package, too.

> Thomas Armagost
> silly at well.com
> http://sillyblog.net

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