Upgrading on Qtopia
lpotter at trolltech.com
Fri Aug 8 21:49:13 CEST 2008
Matthew Lane wrote:
> Hey all,
> I've read that opkg can't upgrade qtopia, but it should be able to
> upgrade my kernel, correct?
Thats correct, Qtopia's 4.3 build system does not make a complete ipkg
for easy upgrade. This will change in 4.4
> Well, when I do opkg update, opkg upgrade my phone will spend about
> 20-30 minutes updating everything (from the latest qtopia image on
> trolltech's website) and I need a lot of those packages (such as
> libc++6) for running other scripts on qtopia. Anyways, after upgrading,
> I restart my phone and it freezes on the blank black screen with a
> cursor in the upper left corner. The phone won't ever boot! So I have
> to reflash the lastest image I just tried to upgrade. I've attempted
> this twice, and I can't upgrade my phone!
There is a new image at qtopia.net. This new one _should_ be able to
upgrade the system.
As well, there is a qtopia binary only tarball which has a script to
update just qtopia in case you don't want to backup your settings.
Lorn 'ljp' Potter
Software Engineer, Systems Group, Trolltech, a Nokia company
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