QUOTE(lardman @ Oct 1 2006, 08:40 AM)
I assume that the packages i have could be older version and need to be updated?
How do I get them?
Looks like some of the meta packages (task-*, etc.) have been renamed.
In this case you can use the --force-depends switch to make it ignore them and install the package.
Also, I see that in the Package Manager configurator there is a means to specify the src of my feed. My Z's previous owner has left some ipks on the SD card he has given to me. However, when I do and ipkg update I get the error
"wget: not an http pr ftp url: /media/card/progs/Packages"
Look in /etc/ipkg/*.conf or /etc/ipkg.conf and see how the "src" line for these files is constructed, it should be something like:
"src somename file:///media/card/progs/"
How else can I do an ipkg update if I don't have network connection to my Z.
Using a local mirror of the feed, so basically using the above technique. However I'd encourage you to get some form of internet access working rather than downloading the entire feed as it's rather large and you don't need much of it in general.
Thanks Si, you have always been a great help!
I have tried to get Internet access to my Z through my laptop but never seem to be successful. I've tried usb and ad hoc wireless but never been successful. Even had so much trouble trying to get my laptop to see my Z. Perhaps, will research the forum and try again later.
Yup, I have managed to stop ipkg to from complaining about dependecies by specifying force-depends. That helped to install the ipks. Am I right to assume that task-opie and opie-base are mere empty packages that just make references to other task-opie-* and opie-base-* packages. Hence, ignoring them would be safe so as long as the other task-opie-* and opie-base-* packages are installed?
Thanks, I have managed to get ipkg to update ipks from my sd card. The previous owner only specified src as "media/card/progs/" without the domain name qualifier "file:///". Thanks again! However, I made these changes through the Package Manager user interface. I m not able to find /etc/ipkg/*.conf or /etc/ipkg.conf on my Z.
However, I am still having a lot of problem getting a media player installed. Opie-mediaplayer2 seemed to have been installed already in Opie but I am unable to get it to play .avi divx files. It just crashes with a SigKill when I play them files.
I next attempted to install a VLC player. I tried the Opie friendly VlC version which I downloaded from a link in one of the postings in this forum, i.e. opie-vlc_0.6.0C_arm.ipk and opie-libsdl_1.2.5_arm.ipk. Got them installed with force-depends and they got installed ok. However, when I attempt to just run VLC on the command line by merely typing VLC i get the error
vlc: symbol lookup error: /opt/QtPalmtop/lib/libSDL-1.2.so.0: undefined symbol cmd_12QPaintDeviceiP8QPainterP13QPDevCmdParam
Any idea what could be the problem? Realising I couldn't go any further with that I tried my luck with mplayer.
Managed to get ver 0.90pre5 (filename- mplayer_0.90pre5_arm.ipk ) from a link somewhere in this forum and then installed it. Again with force-depends.
Installation was ok but when I run Mplayer by merely typing mplayer on the command line I get the error
/usr/local/bin/mplayerx: error while loading shared libraries: libncurses.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I looked at the folder /usr/lib I see libncurses.so.5.4 and libncurses.so.5->libncurses.so.5.4. I assume that the latter means a symlink has been created between libncurses.so.5 and libncurses.so.5.4. I don't know much about symlinks but believe its just a pointer to a file, no? I was wondering, would it be ok to create a symlink between libncurses.so.4 and libncurses.so.5.4. I see the number postfixed to the name may be a problem? If I can't, what should I do? Would I need to hunt for mplayer that uses libncurses.so.5? Any idea?
Also, I figure it would be easier to get a frontend ui for these players. I read in one posting in the forum that zplayer is a frontend option for mplayer or vlc. I managed to get hold of zplayer_0.1.1_arm.ipk and installation was ok. However, again... when I run zplayer on the command line by merely typing zplayer I get the error
zplayer: symbol lookup error: zplayer: undefined symbol: _7QString.shared_null
Looks like i m just not getting anywhere with trying to get a media player installed. It could possibly that the previous owner must have messed things up with files and thats why he got rid of it.
I appreciate any advice you can give. Spent the whole weekend working on my Zaurus and really hope to get somewhere with it before too long. Many thanks!