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« on: April 15, 2008, 10:57:41 pm »
Hi, me again...

For some reason when it comes to installing packages, I become suddenly, inexplicably feeble-minded (been around windows too long, i guess).  My client has asked me to find a good HTML editor, so I did some searching and found one called Darkstar.  So i downloaded the package, which is called:

darkStar_1_0_arm.tar

Now what do I do?  I dumped the file on the SD card, inserted it back in the Zaurus, found the Add/Remove software function in Cacko, chose the "install packages" button, and after that I'm lost.  There doesn't seem to be any kind of navigation to point at the package on the SD card, and the list screen stares defiantly back at me, quite empty.

Please, what am I doing wrong?

Tim.

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2008, 12:21:17 am »
Hi

Cacko packages should end in .ipk

It is strange yours is in tar format.
You should check that:
- your browser has not automatically renamed the file
- your browser has not automatically extracted the package archive (which is normally gz compressed)

When that is correct you can just select the package in zaurus and the package installer will open automatically.

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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2008, 01:06:19 am »
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Hi

Cacko packages should end in .ipk

It is strange yours is in tar format.
You should check that:
- your browser has not automatically renamed the file
- your browser has not automatically extracted the package archive (which is normally gz compressed)

When that is correct you can just select the package in zaurus and the package installer will open automatically.


OK, you were right, I found the correct package ending in .ipk, and then i was able to install it.  Unfortunately, Darkstar seems to be a P.O.S. application, you can't do anything with it, it doesn't work.  If you happen to know any good html editors, please let me know!

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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2008, 01:01:08 pm »
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Quote from: matthis
Hi

Cacko packages should end in .ipk

It is strange yours is in tar format.
You should check that:
- your browser has not automatically renamed the file
- your browser has not automatically extracted the package archive (which is normally gz compressed)

When that is correct you can just select the package in zaurus and the package installer will open automatically.


OK, you were right, I found the correct package ending in .ipk, and then i was able to install it.  Unfortunately, Darkstar seems to be a P.O.S. application, you can't do anything with it, it doesn't work.  If you happen to know any good html editors, please let me know!

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You should search the threads in the Sharp Rom forum for feeds for cacko for installation over the internet. The MOL feed is still available and the ZUG feed is also quite useful. A web search for cacko feeds might help. The following link might be useful: ELSIX.

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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2008, 04:47:56 am »
That's a surprise.  I have both the darkStar and htmleditor ipks installed on my Collie with Sharp ROM, but see the link to the source for Darkstar isn't working.  Will hunt around and see if I can find copies.  May take until next week...am fairly busy.

I also don't know if my vers. will work on your ROM, but its worth considering anyhow, I suppose.

My writeups comparing darkStar to htmleditor are at:

http://sdjf.esmartdesign.com/ipks/darkstar.html

http://sdjf.esmartdesign.com/ipks/htmled.html

I'll work on trying to check on ipk availability if there's still a need, although maybe there's a bigger problem in hardware or ROM compatibility?

Another issue is that neither is a WYSIWYG html editor...they still require knowing html.

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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2008, 05:58:26 am »
Can you give me the md5sum of the darkstar ipk that doesn't work?  What ROm and model are you on?  I did find my ipk and it's size and md5sum:
Code: [Select]
bash-2.05# ls -l darkStar_1_0_arm.ipk
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root         41369 Nov14  2002 mcf/Programs/darkStar_1_0_arm.ipk
bash-2.05#
bash-2.05# md5sum darkStar_1_0_arm.ipk
148950060e86cd9ea3881e3a21ca674c  darkStar_1_0_arm.ipk
Also there's another html editor Quickening likes that is on his feed, but no guarantees it'll work on your particular model/ROM...I had problems with it, like the simplicity of the other two.  But here's the url:

http://quickening.zapto.org/ZaurusFeed/htm...s_0.2.0_arm.ipk

He was running it on sl5500 with Sharp ROM, I think 3.10 IIRC, and I think it worked on 2.38 and I just didn't like it.

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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2008, 11:11:55 am »
Well, I've updated my darkStar page with a URL to the ipk.

I am curious what makes you conclude it doesn't work.  Did you follow all the debugging steps in my IPK installation guide?  It's pretty hard to help when not knowing exactly what the last step you took, on which model/ROM, and seeing output from command line.  Here's my long-winded suggestions:

http://sdjf.esmartdesign.com/ipks/install.html

I hope some of this helps someone, but I'm not sure any zaurus html editor will give you what you want.  Why does your client want an html editor, what characteristics is he looking for?

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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2008, 12:28:45 pm »
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Well, I've updated my darkStar page with a URL to the ipk.

I am curious what makes you conclude it doesn't work.  Did you follow all the debugging steps in my IPK installation guide?  It's pretty hard to help when not knowing exactly what the last step you took, on which model/ROM, and seeing output from command line.  Here's my long-winded suggestions:

http://sdjf.esmartdesign.com/ipks/install.html

I hope some of this helps someone, but I'm not sure any zaurus html editor will give you what you want.  Why does your client want an html editor, what characteristics is he looking for?

sdjf

OK, maybe i was a bit too hasty saying that Darkstar doesn't work.  I was fooled by the intial opening screen which presents a documents list, also none of the menu controls were active, so I just assumed that it was crap.  I finally discovered the "new" file icon at the upper right, and then the menu controls came to life.  I showed it to my client, and he is happy with that.  I will also forward your suggestions for htmleditor to him.

Thanks.

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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2008, 04:14:40 pm »
if you start with fresh cacko install, you'll need to fix the feeds file, take a look at /etc/ipkg and change the entry. then you can simply do "ipkg update" and "ipkg list | grep -i edit" to search for a package called "edit", and then "ipkg install xxxx" to install it.
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2008, 04:56:10 pm »
Ok, this is making the assumption that i know how to edit that file, and then know what to put into the file once I have the editor open.  i am sure i can find the feeds file and open it, but what do change the entry to?