[maemo-developers] can't install application to phone from local repository

From: Kees Jongenburger kees.jongenburger at gmail.com
Date: Sun Oct 25 15:29:31 EET 2009
Hi ibrahim,

On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 11:37 AM, ibrahim <ibrahim.ali at asgatech.com> wrote:
> cheers;
> I created a local repository to host some test applications for Maemo
> fremantle device - and YES, the repository folders are visible to the phone-
> Added some packages and ran the "dpkg-scanpackages" utility to generate the
> "Package " and "Package.gz" files with no errors.

Check your webserver's error logs. perhaps you only think you did the
right thing and you might see http 404 messages(file not found)

> _the contents of the Package file :_
>   Section: base
>   Priority: optional
>   Description: Hello World When you need some sunshine, just run this
> small program!

Do check if all those files are still in the Pacakges. the
dpkg-scanpackages will remove fields  it doesn't know be default(the
Section and icons for example).

> the directory structure of my local repository is :
> /var/www/repo/dists/fremantle/free/binary-armel/
> so, the url to the package files is :
> http://<local-ip>/repo/dists/fremantle/free/binary-armel/
> <http://%3clocal-ip%3e/repo/dists/fremantle/free/binary-armel/>

you might want to look a what extra's devel's structure looks like

deb http://repository.maemo.org/extras-devel/ fremantle free non-free
deb-src http://repository.maemo.org/extras-devel/ fremantle free

but on on the website

notice the "dists" and the location where the Packages file ends up

The thing also is that your package has arch set to "all". but start
looking at your servers logs.

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