Chris Bope <> email@example.com> > wrote in article
9nsjrb$kr6$> firstname.lastname@example.org> >…
My problem in simple terms:
How do I install packages using the Package Installer?
More detailed version:
I’ve tried using the Package Installer to install packages from the QNX
(the FULL ISO image downloaded and burned; used to install QNX) and via
WWW site (via LAN). I do not see any .qpr files on the CD, only .qpm and
It is OK. .qpm - QNX package manifest, .qpk - the package. .qpr - consist
of .qpm, .qpk and license
information (simple they are tarred&gzipped).
Using Package Installer to try to read the repository from the
CD (file:///fs/cd0/repository) gives an error message that this location
does not contain a repository. BUT, if I browse the CD using the file
manager, I can see lots of packages, files with .qpm and .qpk extension,
none with .qpr (which may be what it is looking for???).
Installer looks for .qpm and .qpk files. There is only way
“pkg-installer -u *.qrp” for .qpr
Why does the
installer say this is NOT a repository, when it clearly is??? There are
approx. 371MB of files in the repository directory. I get the same error
whether I launch Package Installer from the photon gui, or from the
line (pkg-installer -u file:///fs/cd0/repository).
Beat me, I don’t know. Wait for somebody from QSSL.
I’m sorry to say the “user” documentation of QNX is quite lacking on
installation, as it tells little of the actual procedure to install
packages. It says to simply use the Package Installer and defines the
command line options. For such simple instructions, I would expect that
installer would be logical and intuitive.
Installer really is logical and intuitive. There are some bugs in it, but
you have unknowen bug, I
Well, I’m no idiot, I know
Windows (every version since 2.0), *nix/Linux (since the early days),
(all), NetWare, BeOS, AmigaOS and a few others as well. It seems to me
either the Package Installer is broken in 6.1.0, or maybe the
of QNX on my laptop is not working properly, although there is no other
indication of that.
You are quite man. I’m sure, but I’ve not even heard about that problem. I
can not see anyting
wrong. You are aside of luck, but I’m sure you will win out.
Usually, given the documentation, I am able to figure out on my own how
use an OS within a few days or weeks. But I’m struggling with QNX at
Somebody please give me some tips, or tell me what I’m doing wrong.
The CD Repository entry is by default after installation. Usualy you need
select this repository
and click “View repository” button. I’m very sorry I can not really help
you. No reason to get
“Chris Bope” <> email@example.com> > wrote in message
news:9ni3d5$qig$> firstname.lastname@example.org> …
Newbie (to QNX) question: How do I use the Package Installer to
selected packages from the QNX RTP 6.1.0 CD which I burned from an ISO
image? I can browse the CD using File Manager and see the packages.
start the Package Installer, there is a link in the upper right corner
labeled “QNX CD-ROM Repository” with a link to the CD. I click this
opens a Voyager window with a list of packages… but I can’t figure
to install them. Do I need to copy them to the HD first, or what?
I also tried selecting the “QNX CD-ROM Repository” in the main
list, but I get an error: This location does not contain a repository.
yes, the path is correct). I also tried to add a repository using the
path (file:///fs/cd0/repository), but that gives the same error
I’m very familiar with installing packages under Linux (Red Hat RPMs
GnoRPM), but I can’t seem to find any information on using the package
manager in QNX, even in the online docs and the QNX website.