[maemo-users] Offline installation of applications

From: मयंक जैन (makuchaku) mayank.gnu at gmail.com
Date: Wed Mar 28 16:15:30 EEST 2007
On 3/28/07, Hinrich Göhlmann <hgoehlma at gmail.com> wrote:
> Quick question: does the application manager require a internet connection?
> I was trying to install the VIM which I had previously saved on my SD card
> at home. I currently have no WIFI connection but internet and have just
> flashed the newer OS version. But whenever I try to install VIM "from
> file..." it gives me the dialogue "connecting..." and of course never finds
> something. When I cancel I just get the "Unable to refresh list." dialog and
> that's it! Any ideas?


If its a .deb file, you can easily install it throught he xterm -
"dpkg -i app.deb"
If its an *.install file - its just a set of instructions for the app manager.

I hope it helps :)

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