[maemo-users] Offline installation of applications

From: Hinrich Göhlmann hgoehlma at gmail.com
Date: Thu Mar 29 11:58:26 EEST 2007

thanks for all your quick help!!!!

Quick comments:

Tim, the main repository at
cannot be disabled.

Marius, yes, indeed, it was just an .install file. Even though I still
cannot connect to catalogue.tableteer.nokia.com (for whatever reason), the
package for VIM was received from http://mg.pov.lt/770 and that got
populated into the application manager even though the tableteer
repositories timed out after minutes. So, I got VIM installed.

Makuchaku, thanks for the tip. But even for that you need an X terminal
which I had not had initially...   So, thanks to Marius' comments I
downloaded the relevant .deb files via my PC to the N800 and when
"installing from file" the .deb packages, the application manager does the

hinrich   d8-)

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?
> Cheers,
> hinrich   d8-)
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