Aug 17 2004, 07:03 AM
Some applications including the hotfix B won't install, for example I get 'The filename of this package includes characters this application can't handle. Please change the filename and retry install.' when I install from CF card, says 'Ipkg says something went wrong. Sorry' if I try to install hotfix from Internal flash.
I have downloaded 3 copies of Cacko & tried installing all 3, all with the same result.
I did notice an error message when installing all 3 copies 'modprob can't locate module devinfo'.
Any suggestions other than going back to the Sharp ROM.
Aug 17 2004, 09:29 AM
I wasn't able to install IPKs after installing Cacko 1.21 until I rebooted. See if that helps.
Aug 18 2004, 02:29 AM
Mike, just trying to be helpful here. So here's a polite reminder before you get a barrage of flames from some of the less patient folks.
Please try to keep to ONE thread when talking about ONE topic. If you don't you will not be able to collate the responses and people responding will not be able to see what's already been said.
Furthermore, you are cluttering up the forums with new threads that are just going to ruin the searches.
OK, that over with - lets put it aside.
Could you now answer the question that you have been asked twice - Did you format the user partition when the ROM asked you to or not ?
Aug 18 2004, 02:35 AM
Apologies for multiple posts, I am getting desparate, depend on my Zaurus to do my job.
Yes I did reformat every time, it's the default option when installing the ROM.
Aug 18 2004, 02:43 AM
OK, no problem,
I had a similar problem when installing a couple of packages and am wondering if the Add/Remove programs GUI has an issue with certain IPKs.
Particularly I found that perl 5.6 wouldn't install from the GUI so perhaps you could try the application install from the command line whilst logged in as root.
ipkg install full_name_of_ipk.ipk
When you have done that you may need to just go into the 'Tab Settings' and hit OK so that Qtopia re-reads your .desktop files (and displays the icons) - this is normally handled by the GUI.
Give it a try and let us know what happens.
BTW: If you see ANYTHING about Pending Installs this needs fixing before ipkg will function correctly. And make sure that you get the file name correct on the ipkg line or you will trigger one of these pending install issues.
Aug 18 2004, 11:42 PM
Thanks Andy, trying to install via the command line resulted in the following:-
ipkg install tkcexplorer-c7xx_2.0-040225_arm.ipk
The following package were previously requested but were not installed:
Install them now [Y/n] ?
Entering ‘n’ resulted in the ipkg installing correctly, answering ‘y’ resulted in the following:-
Downloading /_.ipk …
/_.ipk: Invalid host name.
ipkg-download:ERROR: Failed to retrieve /_.ipk. returning ipkg_get_install: Perhaps you need to run ‘ipkg update’ ?
Aug 24 2004, 03:33 PM
So it's called "Pending Installs" is it? The way the GUI for ipkg won't install an ipk because secretly (unless you run ipkg from the command line) it is hung up on something you tried to install earlier.
But what if you threw in the towel with that previous attempted install having found that nothing would get it to work? Why does it keep trying? And so making the GUI redundant. How do I wipe its memory?
I tried "ipkg remove error" by the way, and now get the same message about trying to install 'error' so that doesn't seem to work.
Thanks for any help.
Aug 24 2004, 11:49 PM
You need to edit the status file located in usr/lib/ipkg
Remove any entries that contain ipkg install errors. (The file contains about 3 lines for each IPKG package has been or failed to install)
Suggest you take a copy of the file before updating, so you can recover if things go wrong.
The above originally posted by Andy (iamasmith).
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