Qtopia vs ASU

Lorn Potter lpotter at trolltech.com
Fri Jul 25 23:38:16 CEST 2008

Jim Morris wrote:
> Lorn Potter wrote:
>> There are only a few packages in the feed right now. It is only me 
>> compiling stuff I find, and I have other duties as well.
>> http://qtopia.net/packages/feed/4.3.2/neo
> How do I install these packages? is there an opkg equivalent?
> ie download the qpd/qpk and install from terminal, or can it only be installed if I setup the 
> package installer to point to this site?

go to Settings->Package Manager. You will need to add the qtopia feed, 
as I havent yet set it up to be the default.

Qtopia can only install qpk's from a web feed. It can be local though.
Qpks are a special variety of old style ipkg that have security 
enhancements, such as not allowing scripts to be run.

opkg cannot properly install these for Qtopia to see/use, as they need 
to be entered into the Qtopia database. Not difficult to do, just opkg 
probably doesn't have sqlite write access right now.

As well, the way Qtoia installs them sandboxed in our SXE configured 
environment (sxe is not configured on the Neo). Qtopia does not put them 
into the base rootfs, but in ~/packages/<md5sum of package>/ and get 
executed from ~/packages/bin/<md5sum of package>_<executible name>

Lorn 'ljp' Potter
Software Engineer, Systems Group, Trolltech, a Nokia company

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