[maemo-users] App-Manager failure

From: Ryan Abel rabelg5 at gmail.com
Date: Mon Nov 24 16:18:19 EET 2008
On Nov 24, 2008, at 8:37 AM, Eero Tamminen wrote:

> Hi,
> ext Mark Haury wrote:
>> Ryan Abel wrote:
>>>> Yes, upgrade to Diablo, it has a much more useful Application  
>>>> Manager. :)
>> ...and a bunch of other stuff is broken that previously worked...
>>>> If that's not an option, running apt-get update as root in xterm  
>>>> will
>>>> give you more verbose errors
>> ...which is fine for advanced users, but not an option for the  
>> average consumer
>> end-user. Just getting root access is not trivial.
> Didn't the Application manager log provide enough information?
> (And if not, what was missing from it and could you file a bug about
> that?)

He was using Bora, so, no, but any bug filed would be WORKSFORME, so  
it's a moot discussion.

>> If you're going to sell a device that requires significant Linux  
>> knowledge to
>> use, that should be clearly stated in any sales information.
> You're mailing on the "maemo-users" list, which in its
> "sales information":
> 	https://lists.maemo.org/mailman//listinfo/maemo-users
> states that it's:
> 	"A list for users of maemo Development Platform."
> (It's a bit confusing name.)

With the redefinition of Maemo and the shift in maemo.org's role, the  
description really should be changed. Whatever it's supposed to be,  
it's definitely a list of users of Maemo these days.

Either way, his point about Linux knowledge is also moot, as nothing  
of the sort is required for either as-advertised usage or most things  
outside of that. . . .

Ryan Abel
Maemo Community Council chair

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