[maemo-users] N800 update in red pill mode.

From: James Sparenberg james at linuxrebel.org
Date: Mon Sep 17 23:09:45 EEST 2007
On Sunday 16 September 2007 19:19:32 Paul Dundas wrote:
> Huang Shan wrote:
> > Sorry for being so late on this subject.
> > Stil let me add my experience.
> >
> > I also updated my N800 in red  pill mode. Here my story
> > http://www.internettablettalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8992
> >
> > There is (at least one) broken library on the nokia site which
> > overwirtes your beloved software on N800. The only cure is reinstall.
> >
> > It is not a quality delivery by nokia.
> > I did not issue a bug report, probably it is not a bug only a nuisance.
> > I reported it on meamo-developers mailing list. Either nobody cares or
> > the nokia developers do not frequent the devel-mailing list.
> From that thread on internettablettalk:-
> ]
> ] I also just did a magic.sys update in the AppManager
> ] ( I am not sure this has anything to do with the problem).
> There is a warning not to update magic.sys. It states that for now it
> does nothing sensible, but that in the future it may be a bit like the
> apt dist-upgrade. Do not use it. It is a silly package.
> It may or may not be responsible for your problem, but it's a good suspect.
> I know that I'd cheerfully upgraded everything but that in red pill
> mode many times without incident - until the week that the latest OS
> came out, when I broke the browser. Maybe unrelated to the red pill,
> maybe not.
> Under the circumstances, I did a backup and flashed the new O/S.
> Paul

I've noticed that this package seems to be nothing more than some kind of 
alert that updates exist.  (I pulled it apart one time) if I do a full update 
of the other debs  This goes away.


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