[SOLVED] Installing from Angstrom Repo (Help)


Kosmos

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As a new Pandora RBE owner asking a lot of newbie questions I am going to start giving them Topics that announce them as such and hopefully help others find what I am sure are common questions (now or later).


OK, Angstrom announced that the 2008 apps are going going gone. So a double question here. I am tired of not being able to type 'gedit /filename.whatever' from the command-line. nano works but sometimes I would like to be back in something I can jump between multiple instances to cut-paste.


I have the gedit.pnd but as with my vlc.pnd.... there is no way I can run them from the commandline and feed arguments. Otherwise I could setup a mime-type that clicking an AVI opens it in VLC.


So, here's todays question. Note that I am running the OS from an SD card and not the NAND.


How do I install gedit or vlc from the repository?


which version? (http://www.angstrom-.../?pkgname=gedit)


And how would it be different if I wanted to download the tar and also the tar of each dependancy into a temp directory?


And vlc is here (http://www.angstrom-...po/?pkgname=vlc). Too many versions for a newbie to decide what to do.


I would also like to be able to install a web-browser that could be set as a default app for html and actually WORK when clicking on an html on my OP.


Thanks.
 
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I don't have any answers on hand for the opkg question. But there are some solutions for launching PNDs with arguments. You could make a script called gedit that launches the gedit PND using pnd_run, and install it to /usr/bin, effectively giving you the same "gedit filename" functionality at the command line. It's a bit more messing around than installing gedit via opkg, but probably more reliable in the long term.


http://boards.openpa...-using-pnd-run/


http://pandorawiki.org/Pnd_run.sh


The wiki page also describes how to set a PND as default browser.
 
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Kosmos

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Thanks Gruso, I see you alot around here and am glad. I will try the pnd_run.sh on that page and wait for answers on the opkg


See you around!


Followup: I read the above page (http://pandorawiki.org/Pnd_run.sh)


Not a newbie solution I'd recommend but I got it working thank you. And it DOES solve my problem on launching.


The Installing Apps problem is still being asked - other people!
 
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