/qtopia/ how to upgrade without reflashing?

Yaroslav Halchenko site-openmoko.org at onerussian.com
Fri Aug 1 22:52:04 CEST 2008

Thank you Ole for the instructions!

indeed I could just extract opt/Qtopia from a fresh .jffs image whenever
new one becomes available, BUT that would not give me easy way to
upgrade the rest of the packages (non-qpe) to the same state as in that
image... I am not sure how much that is important though...
(events/avahi/mediaserver or whatever else qpe relies on).

I wonder if OpenMokoMakefile's qtopia target would substitute your
directions for how to build from sources... lets see...

On Fri, 01 Aug 2008, Ole Kliemann wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 01, 2008 at 03:32:52PM -0400, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
> > Is there an easy way to upgrade qtopia installation without reflashing
> > whole rootfs? since /opt/Qtopia is not a part of any package according
> > to opkg search, thus is not 'opkg upgrade'able. 1 possibility I see is
> > to keep /home/root on a flash and manually mount it to preserve at least
> > personal settings and  aphone book, but that would require manual
> > remounting after flashing. May be there is a better way??

> You can upgrade Qtopia like this:
> shutdown Qtopia (/etc/init.d/qpe stop)
> remove /opt/Qtopia
> copy new Qtopia to /opt/Qtopia (via scp)

> That's pretty straight forward. Tricky part is where to get new Qtopia
> as tarball or whatever to copy it. One possibility is to compile
> yourself. It's not difficult and you are always up-to-date. The
> precompiled images are not so often updated.

> Get the Qtopia toolchain for FR [1]. Unpacking it to / will install into
> /opt/toolchains/arm920t-eabi/
> Get the latest snapshot [2].
> Create a build dir and run configure -device ficgta01 then build it.

> Ole

> [1] http://www.qtopia.net/modules/mydownloads/singlefile.php?lid=38
> [2] ftp://ftp.trolltech.com/qtopia/snapshots/

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