I am working on a basic guide for preventing and troubleshooting problems with IPK installation, and have a bunch of questions I need help with if it is going to be comprehensive and user-friendly.
First, I use Sharp ROM and need to know the what are the names for the GUI IPK installers for other distros?
Second, my efforts to learn how to install an IPK directly from a Package Feed were a dismal failure. I have included Capn_Fish's instructions for pdaXroms, but can someone enlighten me how to do it on Sharp ROMs?
Third, I never am sure whether the package size shown on feeds is the space required for installation or just the size of the ipk. Also, sometimes we get ipks from places that don't have that information. What's the easiest way to examine the ipk for how much space is required without actually unpacking it?
Fourth, if someone is using the GUI installer, does it matter whether they tap OK or EXIT when installation is completed? I usually unpack by hand, using tar and gunzip, and don't have much recent experience with the GUI installer.
Fifth, what are the standard directories in which the binary, image and desktop files for an application are found on various ROMs? On my 2.38, they are:
For image files: /home/QtPalmtop/pics/<br>
For desktop files: /home/QtPalmtop/apps/Applications/ <br>
For the binary: /home/QtPalmtop/bin/ is one good location.
Sixth, I know absolutely nothing about syncing as I have no experience with it. Can someone point me to a specific page on a user-friendly resource I can send readers to, for learning about it? My own searches turned up nothing that seemed appropriate.
Finally, ipkg extracts the files to a temporary directory. Am I correct in thinking it is /tmp/ipkg/inst on Sharp ROMs? Is it the same on other ROMs?
The current version of this guide is at:
Please let me know if you find any errors or omissions, have any suggestions for improvement, or find anything that is hard to understand.