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    How would I install IPK's onto my PRE without the usb cord?

    I have terminal, and internalz, and I heard there is a command you can do in terminal to install an IPK stored on the device memory. I just need help doing this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d.moss View Post
    sooo do i need to move my ipk to /media/internal/downloads? it's currently in /media/internal because i put it on the phone through usb..

    so in terminal app do i just
    /media/cryptofs/apps ipkg -o
    /media/cryptofs/apps/ install com...

    only two lines of commands?
    I tried this, but henever I type in /media/cryptofs/apps ipkg -o I get a 'permission denied'
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    To install an ipk stored on the root of the usb partition.


    /usr/bin/ipkg -o /var install /media/internal/file_name.ipk
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    Quote Originally Posted by superrad View Post
    To install an ipk stored on the root of the usb partition.


    /usr/bin/ipkg -o /var install /media/internal/file_name.ipk
    The information above is obsolete since webOS 1.3.5 - you should use

    /usr/bin/ipkg -o /media/cryptofs/apps install ...

    instead.

    And note that if ipkg says anything about not running a postinstall script, then you also need to manually execute that script for the package to be installed correctly. If you do not run that script correctly, your installation will be badly corrupted and the package will definitely not work.

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    It keeps saying no such file exists.
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    Ok, let's say I renamed an app ipk "feeds.ipk" without quotes. What would I do to install it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sk3lleton View Post
    Ok, let's say I renamed an app ipk "feeds.ipk" without quotes. What would I do to install it?
    Post the ipk file. It depends on the contents.

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    Don't you need to have the original IPK file name to install it?
    I know I've tried to install a IPK through WQI when I renamed the IPK and it doesn't work.
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    Ok I will just use Quick Install... I was trying to see if I couldfigure out how to install with terminal. Final verdict- I can't.
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    Since I've already set up FTP access over Wi-Fi to avoid having to use USB, I can easily access the command line as root via Putty using the same private key. I was still having to pull up webosQuickInstall for manual installation of beta apps until I found this simple command line (as referenced above):
    ipkg -o /media/cryptofs/apps/ install /media/internal/filename.ipk
    This seems to work fine for installing apps from the root of the "USB partition". You can change the path of the last argument if you copied the IPK file elsewhere. For most new installs, I've found I need to follow up with a
    reboot
    command once the install is complete. You can delete the .IPK file once it's successfully installed to free up the space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zParticle View Post
    Since I've already set up FTP access over Wi-Fi to avoid having to use USB, I can easily access the command line as root via Putty using the same private key. I was still having to pull up webosQuickInstall for manual installation of beta apps until I found this simple command line (as referenced above):
    ipkg -o /media/cryptofs/apps/ install /media/internal/filename.ipk
    This seems to work fine for installing apps from the root of the "USB partition". You can change the path of the last argument if you copied the IPK file elsewhere. For most new installs, I've found I need to follow up with a
    reboot
    command once the install is complete. You can delete the .IPK file once it's successfully installed to free up the space.
    That command is not sufficient to correctly install advanced homebrew apps that have a post-install script.

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