Your package is broken in

"Bernd (Jesus McCloud) Prünster" bernd.pruenster at
Fri Mar 13 21:33:15 CET 2009

Risto H. Kurppa schrieb:
> (cc:d the authors of some broken packages I was able to extract the
> e-mail address from..)
> Hi!
> If you have packaged some of the apps listed below, I just want to let
> you know that the package in is broken and not recognized as
> an installable file
> (to try this, download the packages from and run file
> package.ipk - it should return Debian Binary but for the ones listed
> below, it returns data/empty or gzip)
> So please check that your local package returns debian binary and then
> upload it again to The file need to have a control file in
> it to work in the repository
> Packaging instructions can be found at
> Thanks!
> r
> On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 3:30 PM, Risto H. Kurppa <risto at> wrote:
>> gpssight_0.8.4_freerunner.armv4t.ipk
>> sortdesk_1.2_armv4t.ipk
>> jdd_0.1_all.ipk
>> usbmode_0.1_armv4t.ipk
>> accel-rotate_0.41_armv4t.ipk
>> 0_multitap-pad_0.1_armv4t.ipk
>> omview_r32_armv4t.ipk
>> deforaos-player_0.1.0_armv4t.ipk
>> illume-keyboards-ru_0.2_om-gta02.ipk
>> yphonekitd_0.4.3_any.ipk
>> zomg_0.0.6-r2_armv4t.ipk
>> mbac_0.3_all.ipk
>> ylock_0.2_all.ipk
>> mofi_0.02_armv4t.ipk
>> illume-keyboards-norwegian-no_0.1_all.ipk
>> efplayer_0.3_arm.ipk
>> playstankontakarta_0.4_any.ipk
>> osmupdater_0.4_any.ipk
>> voicenote_0.3_arm.ipk
>> mokocard_0.1_all.ipk
>> mokoconv_0.1_all.ipk
>> shortom_0.2_all.ipk
>> So things seem to fail because:
>> - Empty file is an empty file, not much to discuss about that. Only
>> need to find out the reason for that: did the authors really upload an
>> empty package or did the upload fail but an empty file was created?
>> - ar isn't able to extract gzip files so all files recognized as gzip
>> will not get listed properly in the Packages file. Again the reason
>> for the wrong file type should be found: did the packages package it
>> wrong or did the type/mime/something get corrupted along the way,
>> during the upload or on the server?
i finally found out whi it happened: rule of thumb: never build ipks 
using busybox (i built the latest version directly on my neo. bad idea!

thx for the info, will befixed a soon as my box is working again.

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