[maemo-users] PR1.2 is here

From: Aldon Hynes Aldon.Hynes at Orient-Lodge.com
Date: Wed May 26 16:07:14 EEST 2010
I am doing my upgrade via apt-get dist-upgrade.  I've installed an
incredible amount of cra... err, interesting applications and have often run
into space problems.  To get around this I have done a few things.

First, I moved the apt cache into the /opt directory   In my case, I moved
the directory, and then added a symbolic link so /var/cache/apt points to
/opt/cache/apt.  I did the same thing with /var/lib/dpkg pointing to
/opt/lib/dpkg and /var/lib/apt pointing to /opt/lib/cache

Even with that, I was told I needed 133 meg and I had less than that
available in my /opt filesystem.

To get around this, I went to /opt/cache/apt/archives and did a  'rm *'

Then, I ran apt-get dist-upgrade.  It took about half an hour for me to
download everything and is taking at least that long to unpack and install
everything.  It has had a few hiccups due to network problems and other
issues, so I've had to restart the process once or twice, as well as do an
apt-get -f install at one point to fix problems with dependencies that got
messed up along the way.

In spite of all of this, I still think that using apt-get from the command
line is the best approach.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org
> [mailto:maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org]On Behalf Of Oleg Hahm
> Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 8:57 AM
> To: Paul Hartman
> Cc: maemo-users at maemo.org
> Subject: Re: PR1.2 is here
> Hi!
> Am Tue, May 25, 2010 at 03:42:31PM -0500 schrieb Paul Hartman:
> > > I thought reflassing was something from the past since Nokia
> started distributing the updates as packages with Diablo. Why is it
> > > necessary to reflash?
> >
> > Because for most of the world (other than UK) it's not available as
> > SSU yet, only as the firmware image. And we are impatient, despite
> > after waiting months, we want it on our precious N900 right now. :)
> Dunno if I got it all right but let me summarize what I
> experienced so far:
>  - some hours ago the packet manager informed me about a Maemo 5 update.
>  - when I try to install it, it recommends a backup and asks me
> to connect my
>    phone with the PC suite (which is assumingly some Windows crap
> and I don't
>    use a Linux phone to then need a Windows PC to upgrade it).
>  - so I tried apt-get dist-upgrade which asks me to upgrade more than 1000
>    packages which fails because of insufficient disk space.
>  - so the only possibility for me to get the new version on my
> phone would be
>    to reflash it and then pray that nothing goes wrong and I will
> have all the
>    software installed like before.
> Did I miss something? Isn't their a more comfortable way?
> Regards
> Oleg
> --
> "Why do all the things have to change
> Just when they mean the most?"
> The God Machine, It's All Over

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