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clawg

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Little problem installing apps with packet manager
« on: March 16, 2004, 05:22:41 am »
Well I tried to install several apps with the graphical packet installer only to notice that they are installed on / (which is the partition with 24 MB :[ ) instead of /home which is formatted to 96 MB...

Is there a way to do all the installing on /home?

I also noticed the bug that as soon as no more space is availible on the flash the packet manager does not delete the parts of the failed installation on / (leaving me with a \"0kb free\" / partition and a bunch of error messages next reboot ;-) )

Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2004, 05:41:24 am »
At the top-right of the installer you can select the location where to install to (pulldown menu)

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Little problem installing apps with packet manager
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2004, 09:39:15 am »
yes, see last post.
also, this is probably not the best, but I did, as root:

cd /usr
mv local /home/local
# wait for it to finish
ln -s /home/local /usr/local

that seemed to even things out... (especially if you\'re out of space on /) but, yes, you can install straight to /home or anywhere else.

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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2004, 09:55:23 am »
I note that ipkg doesn\'t fail gracefully if you completely fill the root partition - in fact it just hangs and is unable to remove anything (until you manually remove something yourself to give it some space). It complains about not being able to create something-or-other.new (the ipkg status file I think). Is this the same version of ipkg as OZ uses?


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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2004, 11:34:34 am »
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At the top-right of the installer you can select the location where to install to (pulldown menu)

Ah ok, /mnt/user works fine
I did not know that it is a link to /home/user

I used that pulldown menu already with /mnt/card (until my sd card was - another time - dead o_o)

PS: would be good if killefiz and other ipkg archives would put up such a downloadable list for ipkg, too. (or do they already support that?)

Greetings,
Clemens