CLI Package Installer

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Reinstalling packages after a firmware update via the GUI is a drag. Luckily, you can do it quickly and easily with with a simple cli tool on your 770. Thanks to Andrew Flegg who tipped me off to this tool.

Assuming you have SSH setup and your 770 is in R&D mode, ssh into your 700, gainroot and locate your packages. I keep mine on a folder on my MMC card, named ‘Installers.’

Here I’m installing FBreader and the LoadPlugin:

/media/mmc1/Installers # app-installer-tool install fbreader-maemo_0.7.1b-1_arm.deb 
Selecting previously deselected package fbreader-maemo.
(Reading database ... 95 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking fbreader-maemo (from fbreader-maemo_0.7.1b-1_arm.deb) ...
Setting up fbreader-maemo (0.7.1b) ...

/media/mmc1/Installers # app-installer-tool install load-plugin_0.2.4-1_arm.deb 
Selecting previously deselected package load-plugin.
(Reading database ... 158 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking load-plugin (from load-plugin_0.2.4-1_arm.deb) ...
Setting up load-plugin (0.2.4-1) ...

Nice and simple.

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