|Announce new Alt-F packages feed||João Cardoso||11/7/12 7:19 AM|
Alt-F packages are now available from a new site, sourceforge.net
-If you already have Alt-F packages installed, then in the "Alt-F Package Manager" web page, section "Configure Feeds", the current package feeds should be replaced with
and the "ChangeFeed" button hit. Afterwards, settings should be saved.
If any problem arises you can revert to the default feeds by hitting the "DefaultFeed" button.
-If you have not yet installed any Alt-F package, you can't use the above method, please read this followup which gives instructions on how to proceed.
After the RC3 release this will be the only and default feed, so I ask users to start using it now and report any problem.
I wish to thank Dropbox for "hosting" Alt-F packages, but Dropbox is not intended to be a content-distributable site.
Sourceforge.net provides download statistics, which will help me focus on the more popular packages.
By the way, if you liked Dropbox and you install it in your computer using this link I will earn 500MB of storage on my free Dropbox account.
|Re: Announce new Alt-F packages feed||Vishnu Rao||8/12/12 11:20 AM|
So is the project moving to sourceforge?
|Re: Announce new Alt-F packages feed||João Cardoso||8/15/12 8:04 AM|
No, only the packages download site (and sourceforge will also be a secondary SVN repository)
I considered moving to sourceforge, as they provide a more integrated environment, but moving this forum/ml is problematic.
|Gael Bringout||8/25/12 9:51 AM||<This message has been deleted.>|
|Re: Announce new Alt-F packages feed||JoKo||8/26/12 9:20 AM|
I have trouble updating the feeds.
I have replaced the feeds and pressed the "ChangeFeed" button. After a while, I receive the following message:
An error ocurred, return value: 2.
ipkg_download: ERROR: Command failed with return value 4: `wget --passive-ftp -q -P /tmp/ipkg-gCscXZ http://sourceforge.net/projects/alt-f/files/pkgs/stable/Packages'
ipkg_download: ERROR: Command failed with return value 4: `wget --passive-ftp -q -P /tmp/ipkg-gCscXZ http://sourceforge.net/projects/alt-f/files/pkgs/unstable/Packages'
Maybe the URLs are not valid or the site is still not ready? I am afraid that the Dropbox repository is also not working any longer.
|Re: [Alt-F] Re: Announce new Alt-F packages feed||Norbert Girardi||8/26/12 12:16 PM|
Am 26.08.2012 18:20, schrieb JoKo:It is working again. This was most probably a temporary laps.
|Re: Announce new Alt-F packages feed||Stealth||9/18/12 11:54 AM|
Same problem today
ipkg_download: ERROR: Command failed with return value 4: `wget --passive-ftp -q -P /tmp/ipkg-Il4fl3 http://sourceforge.net/projects/alt-f/files/pkgs/stable/Packages'
ipkg_download: ERROR: Command failed with return value 4: `wget --passive-ftp -q -P /tmp/ipkg-Il4fl3 http://sourceforge.net/projects/alt-f/files/pkgs/unstable/Packages'
|Re: Announce new Alt-F packages feed||João Cardoso||9/18/12 2:09 PM|
On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 7:54:11 PM UTC+1, Stealth wrote:
Same problem today
Sourceforge is going to be the main (and only) Alt-F package feed in a short while.
It's free, as in beer, so you get what you pay for :-o
For how long does the problem lasts? minutes? hours? Have you tried to use a mirror near you?
|Re: Announce new Alt-F packages feed||Stealth||9/19/12 12:45 AM|
I tried two or three times in 1 hour without success, So I thought there is something broken
Yes it's not a problem for me, I can't wait, I will try tonight I'm not at home now
|Re: Announce new Alt-F packages feed||Stealth||9/22/12 10:56 AM|
Sorry, I forgot, it's good now
|Re: Announce new Alt-F packages feed||João Cardoso||9/25/12 8:48 AM|
Sourceforge has several mirrors available worldwide, see http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/sourceforge/wiki/Mirrors
The url I published in the first post should resolve to the nearest mirror available.
If however you wish to use by default a specific mirror, you can specify it directly, just use/replace the "short name" that you see in the mirror list above when filling-in the Feed in the "Alt-F Package Manager" web page:
Eg, if you wish to use "freefr" (Paris, France), specify http://freefr.dl.sourceforge.net/project/alt-f/pkgs/unstable as the Feed and hit the ChangeFeed button.
if you want ot use "switch" (Zurich, Switzerland), then use http://switch.dl.sourceforge.net/project/alt-f/pkgs/unstable
This technique has the disadvantage that the mirror you chose might be offline, or even not mirroring sourceforge anymore. I used to use "kent", that is not available anymore.
|Re: Announce new Alt-F packages feed||João Cardoso||10/24/12 8:56 AM|
|Re: Announce new Alt-F packages feed||Erregend||10/24/12 10:07 AM|
How do I get the new feeds into a system without ANY Alt-F packages installed?
|Re: Announce new Alt-F packages feed||Erregend||10/24/12 10:26 AM|
Figured it out.... edit /etc/ipkg.conf one time
|Re: Announce new Alt-F packages feed||João Cardoso||10/26/12 9:19 PM|
Good observation, I miss that small "detail" :-(
New Alt-F users, or users that don't have any Alt-F package installed, should download the attached ipkg-update.sh file to the box, ssh or telnet it as the user 'root' using the same password as for the web gui, and execute the ipkg-update.sh on the command line using:
or, alternatively, edit /etc/ipkg.conf with a unix-compatible editor and replace its contents with:
As a matter of fact, all users should do this, even those that already have used the "ChangeFeed" button in the Alt-F Package Manager, because if they latter hit the "DefaultFeed" button the old feed will resurrect.
|Re: Announce new Alt-F packages feed||Rob MacDonald||11/6/12 4:18 AM|
I'm a new user. I don't have a change feed button. I don't have any packages installed because the installer still points to dropbox. I can't edit /etc/ipkg.conf because once I telnet into the NASbox, basically no commands work, I can view directories or move within them, doesn't matter where I place the script it's not found, I don't even have a file structure to find or edit /etc/ipkg.conf . What the heck am I supposed to be doing?
|Re: Announce new Alt-F packages feed||Rob MacDonald||11/6/12 4:23 AM|
While i couldn't get the script working, using VI /etc/ipkg.conf has found the conf file, hopefully anyone dumb enough to get stuck here like I did finds help with this.
|Re: Announce new Alt-F packages feed||João Cardoso||11/6/12 1:53 PM|
how did you transfer it? ftp? ssh? cifs/smb?
it's not found,
You don't know where you put it.
Show the commands that fail, verbatim, i.e., copy/paste the type commands and its output.
Assumptions, as you say NOTHING:
Most likely you are using windows, using samba/smb/cifs.
Assuming that you used the default public share "Public (Read Write)" to transfer the file to the box, where is it in the box?
You could go to Services->Network->smb, and see the path that the share is referring to, in my case, it is /mnt/md0/Public/RW:
and there it is:
~ # ls /mnt/md0/Public/RW/ipkg-update.sh
~ # sh /mnt/md0/Public/RW/ipkg-update.sh
~ # cat /etc/ipkg.conf
works as described!
|Re: Announce new Alt-F packages feed||strawwmann||11/7/12 7:52 PM|
Thanks that's exactly what I needed.
Packages now install properly (and miniDLNA installed and configured easily after that).
|Will||1/4/13 5:59 AM||<This message has been deleted.>|