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Xplorer
Hi,

I have an SL-5500, originally with Sharp ROM. Then I reflashed it with Cacko, worked OK. I tried pdaXrom, did not work OK, never got past the "empty folders" stage. Now I tried to flash it with OZ 3.5.4.

The installation process worked OK. The system came up and everything was fine until I started to install other software on my machine. The stage called "Linking packages installed in: sd" (I install on the SD) gives me following errors:
Error linking '/media/card/packages/opt/QtPalmtop/opera/start/index.html' to '/opt/QtPalmtop/opera/start/index.html'

This is not just one error, but _LOADS_ of them! Probably one such error for every file copied to SD while installing Opera.

How do I proceed from here? I tried and retried installing OZ over and over again, the errors remain. I tried to install some other ipk's with the result that the standard menus got foobar, up to the point when I had duplicate entries and almost none of the apps on the menus worked anymore.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Thanks /ZJ
lardman
QUOTE
Error linking '/media/card/packages/opt/QtPalmtop/opera/start/index.html' to '/opt/QtPalmtop/opera/start/index.html'


Some errors happen naturally - for example if the file it's trying to link already exists.

How much space do you have on / ? (use 'df')

It may be that you've run out of space and that's messing things up.


Si
Xplorer
QUOTE(lardman @ May 31 2006, 06:08 PM)
QUOTE
Error linking '/media/card/packages/opt/QtPalmtop/opera/start/index.html' to '/opt/QtPalmtop/opera/start/index.html'


Some errors happen naturally - for example if the file it's trying to link already exists.

How much space do you have on / ? (use 'df')

It may be that you've run out of space and that's messing things up.


Si
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Let's see:

The file/link /opt/QtPalmtop/opera/start/index.html does not exist, in fact not even /opt/QtPalmtop/opera directory exists. The file /media/card/packages/opt/QtPalmtop/opera/start/index.html exists and there is nothing wrong with it. I noticed that when I try to create a link to the index.html file (or any other file in any other writeable place) I cannot do "ln", but I must use "ln -sf". Is that the problem?

Usable space: Package Manager reported something like 1300+ k free, df reports 1356k free - so I believe there is a little more than 1M free. It's why I install on SD. Hmmmm...

/ZJ

P.S. Just to clarify: I am a total novice as far as Unix/Linux are concerned and thus I hope I make a very trivial mistake somewhere, somehow... D.S.
Xplorer
QUOTE(Xplorer @ May 31 2006, 06:38 PM)
QUOTE(lardman @ May 31 2006, 06:08 PM)
QUOTE
Error linking '/media/card/packages/opt/QtPalmtop/opera/start/index.html' to '/opt/QtPalmtop/opera/start/index.html'


Some errors happen naturally - for example if the file it's trying to link already exists.

How much space do you have on / ? (use 'df')

It may be that you've run out of space and that's messing things up.


Si
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Let's see:

The file/link /opt/QtPalmtop/opera/start/index.html does not exist, in fact not even /opt/QtPalmtop/opera directory exists. The file /media/card/packages/opt/QtPalmtop/opera/start/index.html exists and there is nothing wrong with it. I noticed that when I try to create a link to the index.html file (or any other file in any other writeable place) I cannot do "ln", but I must use "ln -sf". Is that the problem?

Usable space: Package Manager reported something like 1300+ k free, df reports 1356k free - so I believe there is a little more than 1M free. It's why I install on SD. Hmmmm...

/ZJ

P.S. Just to clarify: I am a total novice as far as Unix/Linux are concerned and thus I hope I make a very trivial mistake somewhere, somehow... D.S.
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In my desperation I did:
# mkdir /opt/QtPalmtop/opera
# mkdir /opt/QtPalmtop/opera/start

Now I do not get errors from the installation, but the software still does not work. The error text is now (I recovered the error text by starting opera from command prompt):
opera: symbol lookup error: opera: undefined symbol: _7QString.shared_null

Some libraries missing or in wrong version? Again' I don't know anything about Linux, so it is just a wild guess...
lardman
Hmm, I can't see why it wouldn't link the file. I don't suppose your SD card is formated as vfat (rather than ext2 which is recommend)?

The _7QString.shared_null error may be to do with needing to use the compat libs. Are you using them?


Si
koen
QUOTE(lardman @ Jun 1 2006, 01:20 PM)
The _7QString.shared_null error may be to do with needing to use the compat libs. Are you using them?
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i sure hope not: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.handhe...aurus.devel/825
lardman
Good point (I've not used them for a long while).

Thanks for the reminder Koen,

Si
x86Daddy
QUOTE(koen @ Jun 1 2006, 07:29 AM)
QUOTE(lardman @ Jun 1 2006, 01:20 PM)
The _7QString.shared_null error may be to do with needing to use the compat libs. Are you using them?
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i sure hope not: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.handhe...aurus.devel/825
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Whoa! I was just redoing a 3.5.4 install and noticed I couldn't find the compat libs package to install anymore. The problem is, a *lot* of cool / useful apps are stuck in the lost zone a this point. No more ZFCEU, Opera, Hancom, ZEthereal, Jeode everything, NetHack, Qtella, Qtopia Gnuboy...

I'm guessing this is why my previous installations were also getting corrupted / fubared, but wow, that's a lot of apps to kiss goodbye. Does anyone have suggested alternatives to these that run decently with OZ3.5.4 / OPIE? Konq is okay compared to Opera. Most new emulators run in landscape, which means unusable for the U.S. Zaurus models. Is there another JVM buried in the latest feed that I don't know about?
hakujin
I was getting alot of linking errors too whenusing the package manager in Opie so I tried installing from the command line and no more problems. The command goes like this:

ipkg install <package name> -d <destination>
where package name is the name of the package to install ie: prboom, nmap, opie remote, etc.

After the install is complete you need to run the command:

ipkg-link add <package name> in order to get the softeare to run.

Hope this helps. Ciao
Snappy
3.5.4.1 is released biggrin.gif ... Hentges Rom 3.5.4.1 T1 Final Release Available, For Collie & Akita, Bootstrap, Opie, GPE http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=20093&hl=
Hrw
Snappy: its Hentegs 3.5.4.1 not OZ.
Snappy
QUOTE(Hrw @ Jun 22 2006, 03:15 PM)
Snappy: its Hentegs 3.5.4.1 not OZ.
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oh yes, its Henteges ... as indicated in my earlier post
lardman
QUOTE
No more ZFCEU, Opera, Hancom, ZEthereal, Jeode everything, NetHack, Qtella, Qtopia Gnuboy...


Well sort of, Opera, Jeode and the Hancom apps are closed source, and ZFCEU appears to have vanished off the face of the earth, but source is available for ZEthereal, NetHack, Qtella and Qtopia Gnuboy, so there's no reason why someone can't add them to OE and build compatible versions.

There are also alternative web browsers and wordprocessors, spreadsheets, and also JVMs (afaik), already in OE, so all is not lost.


Si
zedkatuf2
QUOTE(koen @ Jun 1 2006, 02:29 PM)
QUOTE(lardman @ Jun 1 2006, 01:20 PM)
The _7QString.shared_null error may be to do with needing to use the compat libs. Are you using them?
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i sure hope not: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.handhe...aurus.devel/825
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I was using the compat libs under 3.5.4.1-rc2 (hentges) to run several apps, including Jeode, Opera, milkytracker & TextMaker. I know in theory there are GPL/OSS equivalents, but I'm not sure, for example, if I'd ever have gotten ImageJ to work with an alternative JVM, though I suspect given enough fiddling I might. Opera's ability to resize images & display the text nicely within the confines of the 240x320 display was very useful, and it crashed alot less than the konquerer web browser. I say was, as I've finally sold my collie for a 3200.

Maybe it's time I just switched to gpe once the 3200 arrives smile.gif
alee16
Hrw, are there any QT compatible good word processing apps (support RTF at least) for OPIE?

I'm trying to decide whether to run GPE and OPIE or just OPIE. I understand it is quicker to run both at the same time than running "X/QT" apps, so if that is the only way to get a good word processor, I'll probably run GPE and OPIE at the same time (ram shouldn't be too much of an issue because I typically only leave one app open at a time).
koen
QUOTE(alee16 @ Jun 29 2006, 05:48 PM)
Hrw, are there any QT compatible good word processing apps (support RTF at least) for OPIE?
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There are none[1]



[1] open source ones
alee16
QUOTE(koen @ Jun 29 2006, 01:58 PM)
QUOTE(alee16 @ Jun 29 2006, 05:48 PM)
Hrw, are there any QT compatible good word processing apps (support RTF at least) for OPIE?
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There are none[1]



[1] open source ones
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You mean run GPE?
gamsa
I had similar problems. The reason for mine was that my SD card was formatted FAT. When I converted it to a linux partition - no linking problems. However, my 5500 doesn't work well with OpenZaurus; the clock forgets the time on shutdown and the unit often freezes on shut down (only way to recovery is a reboot). Not very helpful! Also, I didn't manage to get the IntelliSync software to work despite trying fairly hard.

Adam

QUOTE(Xplorer @ May 31 2006, 03:57 PM)
Hi,

I have an SL-5500, originally with Sharp ROM. Then I reflashed it with Cacko, worked OK. I tried pdaXrom, did not work OK, never got past the "empty folders" stage. Now I tried to flash it with OZ 3.5.4.

The installation process worked OK. The system came up and everything was fine until I started to install other software on my machine. The stage called "Linking packages installed in: sd" (I install on the SD) gives me following errors:
Error linking '/media/card/packages/opt/QtPalmtop/opera/start/index.html' to '/opt/QtPalmtop/opera/start/index.html'

This is not just one error, but _LOADS_ of them! Probably one such error for every file copied to SD while installing Opera.

How do I proceed from here? I tried and retried installing OZ over and over again, the errors remain. I tried to install some other ipk's with the result that the standard menus got foobar, up to the point when I had duplicate entries and almost none of the apps on the menus worked anymore.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Thanks /ZJ
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chrisl
QUOTE(gamsa @ Jul 17 2006, 07:07 AM)
I had similar problems. The reason for mine was that my SD card was formatted FAT. When I converted it to a linux partition - no linking problems. However, my 5500 doesn't work well with OpenZaurus; the clock forgets the time on shutdown and the unit often freezes on shut down (only way to recovery is a reboot). Not very helpful! Also, I didn't manage to get the IntelliSync software to work despite trying fairly hard.

Adam

QUOTE(Xplorer @ May 31 2006, 03:57 PM)
Hi,

I have an SL-5500, originally with Sharp ROM. Then I reflashed it with Cacko, worked OK. I tried pdaXrom, did not work OK, never got past the "empty folders" stage. Now I tried to flash it with OZ 3.5.4.

The installation process worked OK. The system came up and everything was fine until I started to install other software on my machine. The stage called "Linking packages installed in: sd" (I install on the SD) gives me following errors:
Error linking '/media/card/packages/opt/QtPalmtop/opera/start/index.html' to '/opt/QtPalmtop/opera/start/index.html'

This is not just one error, but _LOADS_ of them! Probably one such error for every file copied to SD while installing Opera.

How do I proceed from here? I tried and retried installing OZ over and over again, the errors remain. I tried to install some other ipk's with the result that the standard menus got foobar, up to the point when I had duplicate entries and almost none of the apps on the menus worked anymore.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Thanks /ZJ
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There are several posts on the OZ/OPIE and OZ/Common threads that address OZ installation issue for folks with collies (just look for posts by myself or snappy). I just recently got my collie up and running using a loop-file with 3.5.4.1 and Hentges card file system (hentges.net). With this current arrangement, I have had very few problems, only a few quirks.

Regarding applications, opie-writer produces an html document that most word processors can use. Opie-sheet is a nice spreadsheet and konqueror isn't a bad browser. I have also installed a blackdown jvm that actually starts up for me. I found a note posted on a website stating the guy actually was able to run basic swing-based java programs on his collie. I am also experiementing with xqt2 to see if I can get Firefox and abiword going.

Chris--
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