QUOTE(Blue Lightning @ Sep 21 2008, 08:55 PM)
QUOTE(Wildherb @ Sep 18 2008, 08:08 PM)
1) I cant load libwww-perl. It is there in the feed browser so I checked my /etc/ipkg.conf file to make sure I had 'base' listed but I found nothing at all listed ! - yet it seems to update OK? Has ipkg.conf been moved?
libwww-perl is in the 2008.6 feed, not 2007.12. 2008.x hasn't been released yet. It's confusing that it even shows up in the feed browser and I've requested that it be fixed. FYI though the ipkg setup in Angstrom has the feed files in /etc/ipkg/ in separate files rather than all in /etc/ipkg.conf.
2) Anyway, I then tried to install the ipk by specifying the URL. It downloaded but would not install because of lack of liburl-perl. Can we have that in the feed please?
I think you mean liburi-perl - that is in the same feed (according to the feed browser) so you can install this manually. Installing packages from other versions like this won't be officially supported though. If you want to request that liburi-perl and libwww-perl be officially backported to 2007.12 then I would suggest emailing the Angstrom users mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org).
3) I got CPAN working and attempted to compile a module. CPAN failed because gzip had an incorrect parameter. I remember this fault on OZ which I fixed by installing gzip from the feed. Can we have gzip in the Angstrom feed please and hopefully this will resolve my problem.
I have made a request for gzip. However, if you want to request further non-Opie packages can I ask that you do it by emailing the list above? Thanks.
Web Browser (Konqueror)
qtrdesktop isn't in OE at the moment, would opie-rdesktop work? That should be on its way to the feed once I can confirm it is working. Konqueror-embedded is working and in the queue. Regarding some of your other requests, some updates:
- qpenmapfe - original website is gone so it isn't building at the moment. I have contacted the author of qpe-nmap which is more functional than qpenmapfe, and I have managed to modify it to work nicely on large screen devices. Once we work out where to host it I can put it into OE.
- XQt - being worked on
- ubahnnav - runs but can't find data files due to some path-related issue, probably not too hard to fix but I haven't had a chance to look at it yet.
- wellenreiter - working, in queue for feed
- freenote - working, in queue for feed
- zethereal - it's in the nonworking section of the OE tree which means it's probably quite broken, although I haven't been able to check. In any case wouldn't it be quite out of date by now?
- others - not sure, I'm afraid you'll need to request them via the mailing list as mentioned above
Thank you BL for a most comprehensive reply. Apologies if I've mis-read liburi - small font, tired eyes!
It is good to see the feed making progress. The success of any distro has to be related to the functionallity that it delivers - i.e. the apps that are available. With relatively little new QT stuff being written it seems a shame not to port the old ones.
I did not ask for zethereal, I was asking for znesssus http://www.killefiz.de/zaurus/showdetail.php?app=480
Together with tbe nessusd server running under pocketworkstation it takes the Z in to a whole new world as a pen test tool!
The gzip issue was curious. Thank you for raising it I'm also running into problems now with a python application I use which requires grep to support the -m flag. I do find these little things frustrating. With my EEEPC (which is debian based) all the runtimes that I need (Perl, Python, Java) seem to work perfectly straight out of the box.