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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
'''Installer''' is a tool for ''installing'', ''updating'' and ''uninstalling'' programs on your Neo.   
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The Openmoko Installer (Codename: [http://code.google.com/p/om-assassin/ Assassin]) is a tool for ''installing'', ''updating'' and ''uninstalling'' programs on your Neo.   
  
 
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==Install an Application ==
 
'''Installer''' needs an internet connection to install applications for the repositories.  This can be done via WiFi (currently unstable), [http://svn.openmoko.org/developers/tick/Test_env_script_GTA02A5/setneo USB], GPRS or [[How_to_use_bluetooth_to_transfer_data_between_Neo_and_Desk-top|Bluetooth]].
 
  
===Instructions===
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== Manual ==
  
'''[1]'''  Make sure you are connected to the internet and launch '''Installer'''. 
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see [[Manuals/Om 2008#Installer]]
  
'''[2]'''  At launch, '''Installer''' will initially refresh a list of installable programs.  After refresh is complete, press the '''INSTALL''' button from the bottom bar to view a list of Categories.  This is also the default page of the Installer application.
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== Features ==
 
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'''[3]'''  Select a Category from the category list, then select a package to install.
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'''[4]'''  In the package information page, press the image box and confirm to begin.
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'''[5]'''  Once the progress bar shows '''Done''', you will return to the Installer default page.  Installation is then complete.
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* To ''update'' or ''uninstall'' packages, simply replace step '''[2]''' with the desired function '''UPDATE''' or '''UNINSTALL''' and repeat steps '''[3]''' through '''[5]'''.
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==Sharing Applications==
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Sharing applications is done by uploading packages to the [http://downloads.openmoko.org/repository/multiverse Community Repository], which is a similar concept to the Multiverse repository in Ubuntu.  [[CommunityRepository|Anyone can upload applications]].  You can also maintain your own repository independently from Openmoko.
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== Technical Features ==
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* '''Installer''' is a specialized GUI front-end of [http://packagekit.org/ Packagekit] over DBus interface.
 
* '''Installer''' is a specialized GUI front-end of [http://packagekit.org/ Packagekit] over DBus interface.
  
* Please run '''Installer''' under stable network conditions and enough power supply.  Once '''Installer''' is launched, it will actually try to detect repositories you installed. This will take some time if your network condition is not stable.
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* '''Installer''' should be run with stable network conditions and power supply.  Once '''Installer''' is launched, it actively tries to connect to installed repositories. Timeout will make it unresponsive if the network condition is not stable. If you do not have access to WiFi, a [http://svn.openmoko.org/developers/tick/Test_env_script_GTA02A5/setneo USB] connection is recommended.
** If you do not have access to WiFi, a [http://svn.openmoko.org/developers/tick/Test_env_script_GTA02A5/setneo USB] connection is recommended.
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* The default Packagekit backend on Neo is [[opkg]], but is not restricted to opkg.  
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* '''Installer''' refreshes the package meta-data every 2 days.
 
* '''Installer''' refreshes the package meta-data every 2 days.
  
* While running '''Installer''', it will also launch packagekitd automatically, in which it will lock the libopkg for synchronization issues.  If you want to use opkg, you may terminate '''Installer''' and killall packagekitd.
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* The default Packagekit backend on Neo is [[opkg]], but it is not restricted to opkg.  
  
 
* You can also talk with Packagekit through DBus.
 
* You can also talk with Packagekit through DBus.
  
For more information, refer to the reference section below.
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* '''Installer''' will launch packagekitd automatically, which will lock the libopkg to avoid synchronization trouble.  Normally, the packagekitd terminates itself after about 5 minutes. If you want to use 'opkg', you may terminate '''Installer''' and:
  
== Reference ==
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killall packagekitd
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== See also ==
 
[1] Installer project - http://code.google.com/p/om-assassin/
 
[1] Installer project - http://code.google.com/p/om-assassin/
  
 
[2] Packagekit project - http://packagekit.org/
 
[2] Packagekit project - http://packagekit.org/
  
[3] Opkg package management - http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Opkg
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[3] Opkg package management - [[Opkg]]
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[4] List of [[Users Repositories]]
  
[[Category:Applications]]
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[[Category:Package management]]
[[Category:Openmoko2008.8]]
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[[Category:Om 2008.8]]

Latest revision as of 22:19, 29 July 2009


Contents

[edit] Introduction

The Openmoko Installer (Codename: Assassin) is a tool for installing, updating and uninstalling programs on your Neo.

categories
choose program
install application
install application

[edit] Manual

see Manuals/Om 2008#Installer

[edit] Features

  • Installer is a specialized GUI front-end of Packagekit over DBus interface.
  • Installer should be run with stable network conditions and power supply. Once Installer is launched, it actively tries to connect to installed repositories. Timeout will make it unresponsive if the network condition is not stable. If you do not have access to WiFi, a USB connection is recommended.
  • Installer refreshes the package meta-data every 2 days.
  • The default Packagekit backend on Neo is opkg, but it is not restricted to opkg.
  • You can also talk with Packagekit through DBus.
  • Installer will launch packagekitd automatically, which will lock the libopkg to avoid synchronization trouble. Normally, the packagekitd terminates itself after about 5 minutes. If you want to use 'opkg', you may terminate Installer and:
killall packagekitd

[edit] See also

[1] Installer project - http://code.google.com/p/om-assassin/

[2] Packagekit project - http://packagekit.org/

[3] Opkg package management - Opkg

[4] List of Users Repositories

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Om 2008


Introduction

Installer is a tool for installing, updating and uninstalling programs on your Neo.

catogory
choose program
install application
install application

Install an Application

Installer needs an internet connection to install applications for the repositories. This can be done via WiFi (currently unstable), USB, GPRS or Bluetooth.

Instructions

[1] Make sure you are connected to the internet and launch Installer.

[2] At launch, Installer will initially refresh a list of installable programs. After refresh is complete, press the INSTALL button from the bottom bar to view a list of Categories. This is also the default page of the Installer application.

[3] Select a Category from the category list, then select a package to install.

[4] In the package information page, press the image box and confirm to begin.

[5] Once the progress bar shows Done, you will return to the Installer default page. Installation is then complete.

  • To update or uninstall packages, simply replace step [2] with the desired function UPDATE or UNINSTALL and repeat steps [3] through [5].

Sharing Applications

Sharing applications is done by uploading packages to the Community Repository, which is a similar concept to the Multiverse repository in Ubuntu. Anyone can upload applications. You can also maintain your own repository independently from Openmoko.

Technical Features

  • Installer is a specialized GUI front-end of Packagekit over DBus interface.
  • Please run Installer under stable network conditions and enough power supply. Once Installer is launched, it will actually try to detect repositories you installed. This will take some time if your network condition is not stable.
    • If you do not have access to WiFi, a USB connection is recommended.
  • The default Packagekit backend on Neo is opkg, but is not restricted to opkg.
  • Installer refreshes the package meta-data every 2 days.
  • While running Installer, it will also launch packagekitd automatically, in which it will lock the libopkg for synchronization issues. If you want to use opkg, you may terminate Installer and killall packagekitd.
  • You can also talk with Packagekit through DBus.

For more information, refer to the reference section below.

Reference

[1] Installer project - http://code.google.com/p/om-assassin/

[2] Packagekit project - http://packagekit.org/

[3] Opkg package management - http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Opkg