View Full Version : install nano to n800?
04-04-2007, 12:36 AM
I really don't care much for vi so am trying to install nano to my n800. The maemo page mentions it is for OS2006 not 2007 but many 2006 apps will work on on the n800 so i remained hopeful. i downloaded the nano_1.2.4-5_arm.deb file but application manager tells me that it is an incompatable package. Anyone get this to install on the n800 and if so how?
04-04-2007, 01:58 AM
apt-get install nano
04-04-2007, 10:24 AM
If Joshua's apt-get solution doesn't work, then first install the missing dependency (ncurses-base) with the applications manager before trying to install nano itself, also with the applications manager. This is one solution that worked fine for me. There are other ways to accomplish it, if that also shouldn't work.
04-04-2007, 12:25 PM
the deb you found must have been for IT 2005 because deb files are now of the form *_armel.deb
I think you can also go the Red Pill route to install nano ?
04-04-2007, 01:46 PM
Nokia-N800-10:/# apt-get install nano
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package nano
04-04-2007, 01:56 PM
Also fails in Red Pill mode (Incompatible application) where install was started from FileManager which started Application Manager for
04-04-2007, 02:35 PM
As stated above, apt-get doesn't find nano unless there is a repository I am unaware of . I am in red pill mode so that doesn't help. I did find a solution though not an especially elegant one. I found here (http://maemo.org/maemowiki/LibraryCatalog) where someone had compiled wxwidgets, perl and nano and provided it as a .tgz
I simply extracted the nano binary and copied it to /usr/bin and it seems to be working fine. It appears I am not the only one looking for this, someone really needs to port this to OS2007.
Unfortunately, I am not much of a programmer or I would try to do this myself.
04-04-2007, 04:53 PM
The nano that I sucessfully installed was from this site:
which required that I first install ncurses-base as described above. As I indicated, I had no problem.
04-04-2007, 05:00 PM
Okay that one worked. I used the non tiny version.
Installed without a problem as I already had the ncurses-base installed.
04-05-2007, 12:37 AM
Thanks ascherjim, That's much better.
04-05-2007, 02:27 AM
For future reference here is the repository info from maemo::
Home Page: http://www.nano-editor.org/
Port Page: http://aeracode.org/index.php?page=maemo#nano
Port Download: http://aeracode.org/maemo/nano_1.2.4-5_armel.deb
Port Contact: Andrew Godwin firstname.lastname@example.org
Nano, the tiny text editor. Simple recompile from Debian stable.
If you get the Error "Error opening terminal: xterm." you need to install the package "ncurses-base" via
apt-get install ncurses-base
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