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Iceman

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Flash/sd/cf Installation Errors
« on: July 27, 2005, 11:54:04 am »
When i flash the pdaxrom(with a root partition of 46Mb), i can install prog on sd of cf(formated in ext2...but, i have eror, because i think, the program executable are located and installed id /usr/bin(in flash rom i think )...and so, when i want to install kde, or firefox, the 1Mb free after the installation is full and many error are displaying in the log of the package manager....

What can i do to install some big program like GCC, KDE firefox and others ?

Thanks you a lot...

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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2005, 02:27:36 pm »
Hi there ! I'll give you some answers, being myself amazed by the new RC10.
There is a kind of bug in ipkg that causes it to ignore the -dest argument. As a result, any package installed in console mode by ipkg will be stored in root and that's no good, since there is barely enough place to keep the symlinks when you have some big progs (ie xfce, kde, thunderbird, firefox, gimp & openoffice on the same SD like I do). To fix the problem, you could either use the package manager of pdaXrom and change the target of installations on the right top corner. You may also edit /etc/ipkg.conf : the first destination will always be used. Currently, yours should be / (ie root). You may edit the file so that /mnt/card or /mnt/cf comes first and it'll be installed there.

You should uninstall all the package you have already in root and reinstall them in your memory card (exept for the window manager, that should be stored in / or in /home, but with KDE you can hardly have it there). Then you should simply have a look at the pdaX feeds (they are on http://www.pdaxrom.org/index.php?showid=42&menuid=11 ...) and download the programs you need. GCC, make and firefox are there. You may also compile for example scummvm from the source (it compiles without any change !) the latest version is really great ; with GCC 3 you can do almost anything since you have the X libs, most progs compile.
All my reports and testing were made (if no other mention given) on SL-C1000

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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2005, 02:44:05 pm »
I agree with most of what you say, except:
I don't think there is a bug in ipkg concerning the -dest argument.
I use it all the time, and it works fine.

example :
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# ipkg -d /mnt/card install xxxx
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2005, 04:25:55 pm »
Thanks you a lot, but i use the ipkg manager in pdaxrom....and in the log tab, many error are displayed...

I can't install more than 1 or 2 "big" program...kdelibs is installed(after 10 min...)and it's only 105kb free in the / partition, and kdebase make many eror...

But i choosed the /mt/card destination folder !

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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2005, 04:39:41 pm »
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Thanks you a lot, but i use the ipkg manager in pdaxrom....and in the log tab, many error are displayed...

I can't install more than 1 or 2 "big" program...kdelibs is installed(after 10 min...)and it's only 105kb free in the / partition, and kdebase make many eror...

But i choosed the /mt/card destination folder !
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how much space did you have free before installing "one big package" ?
Probably not that much.

To work around this problem:
In package manager : remove some big packages that come with the rom :
abiword, kdepim, ...
Then reinstall them to SD. This will leave package manager with more space to create symlinks on /. After this you can try to reinstall kdebase.

Chero.
HP-95LX -> HP Jornada 680 -> SL-C860 -> SL-C3100 -> Fuji u810 -> SL-C1000 -> HTC uni -> SL-C860 -> SL-C760.
March 12 2009 : Back because the Zaurus is one of a kind.
SL-C760 : pdaXrom
Pandora pre-ordered -> received and tested : great device but not my cup of tea -> sold.