[Angstrom-distro-users] Installing applications to an SD card
David L. Johnson
david.johnson at Lehigh.EDU
Wed Jul 11 16:40:15 CEST 2007
John Walker wrote:
> I have successfully formatted ext2 and mounted my 2GB SD. I have
> configured the destination in ipkg.conf for ipkg to be /media/card.
> It does install there. So I installed for starters 'minimo' and 'mrxvt'.
> I find that unlike when I installed dillo to destination 'root /',
> there is nothing on the desktop after installation. Typing minimo or
> mxrvt into the shell tells me the command is unknown.
Your installation put minimo outside of the machine's PATH. I used to
deal with this on my collie, in OZ, by using ipkg-link (I believe that
is what it was called) to generate all the symlinks necessary to make
the binaries appear to have been installed under /. That is, of course,
a kludge. It would be better to add the destination directory to your
PATH, but you also need to add in paths to subsidiary programs and
libraries for complicated things like a web browser. Paths to icons and
desktop config files needed to show up under matchbox make life even
more complicated. It may be possible, and should be done for machines
with severely restricted / space, to automate that procedure rather than
If I precede
> the commands by /media/card/usr/bin/ then mrxvt at least opens,
> whereas minimo complains that /usr/lib/mozilla-minimo/minimo is missing.
Sure. The difference here is that mrxvt is a more-or-less
self-contained binary, but mozilla-ish things require access to several
different files. ipkg-link was supposed to know about what was needed,
but that can be difficult to determine.
David L. Johnson
A mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems.
-- Paul Erdos
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