For the release of Alpha2, we provide a .install file which is compatible with the application manager in maemo. I browse to the release notes and click the link for the .install file and the application manager launches, downloads fennec, starts to install and fails. I run this all from the cli (apt-get install fennec), and it works: Nokia-N810-51-3:~# apt-get install fennec Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done The following extra packages will be installed: xulrunner The following NEW packages will be installed: fennec xulrunner 0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 5 not upgraded. Need to get 10.5MB of archives. After unpacking 28.3MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! xulrunner fennec Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y Get:1 ftp://ftp.mozilla.org chinook/release xulrunner 1.9.2a1pre-20081222141726 [10.1MB] Get:2 ftp://ftp.mozilla.org chinook/release fennec 1.0a2 [426kB] Fetched 10.5MB in 3m49s (45.9kB/s) Selecting previously deselected package xulrunner. (Reading database ... 16864 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking xulrunner (from .../xulrunner_1.9.2a1pre-20081222141726_armel.deb) ... Selecting previously deselected package fennec. Unpacking fennec (from .../fennec_1.0a2_armel.deb) ... Setting up xulrunner (1.9.2a1pre-20081222141726) ... Setting up fennec (1.0a2) ... Cache file created successfully. Nokia-N810-51-3:~# blassey mentioned it could be that we are do not have signed (or authenticated) bits. If that is the case, we need to sign the bits before we release future releases. Oddly enough, many others are able to install via the application manager and the .install file. I have a Nokia 810 with a factory installed OS2008 OS.
my best guess is that the application manager makes the default choices without prompting the user. So, for the second prompt with apt-get: > Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y the default option is no, and apt-get would bail out. You chose yes, and it installed correctly. I also believe that the default option for n810's running in "red pill" mode (developer mode) is yes, which is why the .install file works for most of the developers on the project.
This sounds accurate. Thanks blassey for the input here. I am glad I am running a retail device.
i believe this is fixed
yes, we have not seen any issues with this for a few months.