I reported this before Patch A came out. I got no feedback on this.
Curiously if you add up the size of the component as display
by the package manager it far from 215M.
“Michael J. Ferrador” <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
I noticed that also when I tried this experiment:
Michael J. Ferrador <> email@example.com> > wrote in message
news:> Voyager.010205174145.536607A@aptiva.localdomain> …
I tried creating a new repository in Package Manager with the goals of:
I was using a Zip-100 drive, …
RESULTS - some extra libs & headers show up as expected BUT…
I did lose some Launch menu items
Internet has only phIRC (installed previously in the User Repository)
So it lost Voyager & V-Mail ?
And lost all other Catagories
They stayed lost even after deactivating “Dev Core” and removing it.
I reboot with the disk out and they are still missing
I will probably re-install the Dev Core to the Zip and test if
fs-pkg complains w/o the Zip on boot.
Yes, there are fs-pkg warnings, but the system does boot minus
the packages. So looks like the compilers would fit on a Zip250 ?
Previously, Kim Bigelow wrote in qdn.public.articles:
An Introduction to QNX. Packages and Repositorie
By William Bull, QNX Software Systems Ltd.
From the perspective of the Package Filesystem, a repository is simply
where it finds the files you’ve installed. On a standard QNX realtime
platform distribution, you have two repositories located in /pkgs:
o /pkgs/base - a read-only repository containing the files that are
of your original system distribution
o /pkgs/repository - the repository where your packages are
To view these repositories, simply click “View My Software” from
the QNX Package Manager.
If you run out of disk space, you can always mount an extra drive in
/pkgs and tell the QNX Package Installer to install your software in
new repository. In fact, the mount point of /pkgs is merely a
convenience - an installation repository can exist anywhere on your
disk, even on a floppy. Of course, you need to inform the Package
Filesystem about the new repository and what packages you want
activated. To do this, you can use the QNX Package Installer.