Rod Whitby rod at
Mon Oct 13 09:13:14 CEST 2008

Robin Paulson wrote:
> 2008/10/12 Tobias Kündig <tobias.kuendig at>:
>> It's a simple database of available *.ipk-Packages.
> great stuff, found some interesting things there already
> would you be interested in turning it into a true repository? with an
> entry for the .conf file for opkg?

It really is a sad commentary on the state of official Openmoko
repositories that this question is even asked.

The state of affairs *should* be that you just get the application name
from, and then type "opkg install <name>" on whatever
distribution you are running (or select the application name from the
GUI installer application on the device) and it installs flawlessly from
the official feeds for that distribution.

Have we all given up on that scenario (which is commonplace in other
community projects) and must resort to even more third-party
repositories which do nothing more than mirror bits and pieces of all
the existing disparate repositories?

Please, let's make this the best site for *finding* new applications and
deciding which ones to install, but hook it into the existing
repositories and improve them instead of creating yet more repositories
to confuse people, become out of date, and cause upgrade nightmares when
they are not consistent with the base images ...

-- Rod

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