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zoomy
post Apr 15 2008, 06:57 PM
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Hi, me again...

For some reason when it comes to installing packages, I become suddenly, inexplicably feeble-minded (been around windows too long, i guess). My client has asked me to find a good HTML editor, so I did some searching and found one called Darkstar. So i downloaded the package, which is called:

darkStar_1_0_arm.tar

Now what do I do? I dumped the file on the SD card, inserted it back in the Zaurus, found the Add/Remove software function in Cacko, chose the "install packages" button, and after that I'm lost. There doesn't seem to be any kind of navigation to point at the package on the SD card, and the list screen stares defiantly back at me, quite empty.

Please, what am I doing wrong?

Tim.
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matthis
post Apr 15 2008, 08:21 PM
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Hi

Cacko packages should end in .ipk

It is strange yours is in tar format.
You should check that:
- your browser has not automatically renamed the file
- your browser has not automatically extracted the package archive (which is normally gz compressed)

When that is correct you can just select the package in zaurus and the package installer will open automatically.
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post Apr 15 2008, 09:06 PM
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QUOTE(matthis @ Apr 15 2008, 09:21 PM) *
Hi

Cacko packages should end in .ipk

It is strange yours is in tar format.
You should check that:
- your browser has not automatically renamed the file
- your browser has not automatically extracted the package archive (which is normally gz compressed)

When that is correct you can just select the package in zaurus and the package installer will open automatically.



OK, you were right, I found the correct package ending in .ipk, and then i was able to install it. Unfortunately, Darkstar seems to be a P.O.S. application, you can't do anything with it, it doesn't work. If you happen to know any good html editors, please let me know!

Tx.
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tux
post Apr 16 2008, 09:01 AM
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QUOTE(zoomy @ Apr 16 2008, 06:06 AM) *
QUOTE(matthis @ Apr 15 2008, 09:21 PM) *
Hi

Cacko packages should end in .ipk

It is strange yours is in tar format.
You should check that:
- your browser has not automatically renamed the file
- your browser has not automatically extracted the package archive (which is normally gz compressed)

When that is correct you can just select the package in zaurus and the package installer will open automatically.



OK, you were right, I found the correct package ending in .ipk, and then i was able to install it. Unfortunately, Darkstar seems to be a P.O.S. application, you can't do anything with it, it doesn't work. If you happen to know any good html editors, please let me know!

Tx.

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You should search the threads in the Sharp Rom forum for feeds for cacko for installation over the internet. The MOL feed is still available and the ZUG feed is also quite useful. A web search for cacko feeds might help. The following link might be useful: ELSIX.

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