[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Application manager review

From: Marius Vollmer marius.vollmer at nokia.com
Date: Mon Aug 21 14:20:03 EEST 2006
"ext Alfonso F R" <aswarp2002 at yahoo.es> writes:

> > The download will eventually timeout in the kernel.
> That is surely the reason, as I was connected against a router handling many
> P2P connections. ¿Any chance of pushing up the timeout window for the AM?

No, why?  If you get bored waiting for the timeout, you can hit

> > Also, the AM will attempt to download from different servers in
> > parallel, just like "apt-get update". So, if one of the servers
> > does not respond, and the download doesn't finish, you should be
> > able to cancel it at that point and the already downloaded
> > repository indices should be used (contrary to the error message
> > that says that the "Last refreshed list is shown".)
> So, the indices are updated for all the repos except for the ones which do
> fail,

Correct.  (At least, that's the idea.  There might be bugs.)

> > Is there any danger in using .DEB/.ARM files instead of the AM?

I don't understand.  The two options you list are not alternatives, as
far as I can see.  You can install .deb file with the AM ("Install
from file..."), and you can use repositories without the AM ("apt-get"
in a terminal).

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