QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Apr 8 2006, 04:12 AM)
Could Meanie or anyone else comment on the pros and cons of using the various forms of Meanie's XQT-Jumbo packages:
Not sure which one would be good for me to use on my C3100, now that I've restored my Z back to original state....
Also, besides the internal 4GB microdrive, I have a 1GB SD card that I usually leave in my 3100...(I try to avoid depending on use of CF card so that I can always use WiFi or Ethernet card).
Besides X/Qt, I'll probably install Debian too, so that's a consideration as well....
In the meantime, I went ahead now and tried installing 'xqt-gtk-jumbopack_0.4.3-0.7.1_arm.ipk' and got the following various error messages in qKonsole including these near the end:
tar: Bad tar heading, skipping
tar: Error exit delay from previous errors
ipkg_install_file: ERROR unpacking data.tar.gz from xqt-gtk-jumbopack_0.4.3-0.7.1_arm.ipk
Does mean that the ipk file is corrupted?
Appreciate all input!
well, available space, io performance and file system type, will probably dictate which option you chose.
cramfs and squashfs are both very convennient since they will save you space and do not require you to reformat your partition to ext2/ext3
squashfs has better compression than cramfs so you gain extra space. cramfs is supported by default, you will need an additional squashfs module to use squashfs.
performance wise, the files on the squashfs/cramfs images do need to be decompressed during runtime which arguably could lead to some performance lost, however, reading from a compressed filesystem also means there is less disk IO since there is less bits to read but more CPU is used to do the decompression. the same effect would be observed with the jffs2 partition on the flash which is also compressed but also writable. In squashfs is amendable, you can add files to squashfs images whereas you would had to rebuild the whole cramfs image to add files which from a normal user's point of xqt jumbo is not important at all.
so the only question left is, whether you want/need to reformat your disk to ext2/ext3. for just the jumbo package, there would be little benefit, except maybe the performance which is not proven nor disproven. for debian, it definately is better to format your disk to ext2/ext3 so if you do that, and have plenty of space left, might as well extract xqt jumbo to the ext2/ext3 filesystem as well or leave it as a cramfs/squashfs if space is running low. I would place debian on a cf flash rather than a microdrive if you have that option.
the file may have been corrupted, try downloading it again.
also, i do not maintain the ipk version anymore. it has been abandoned in favour of the cramfs/squashfs images.
that said, the current cramfs/squashfs is going to be superseded by the new super jumbo pack, ie pdaXtrrom