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    Default File manager on PBO

    Is there a way to install a file manager like Midnight Commander on PBO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plattfuss View Post
    Is there a way to install a file manager like Midnight Commander on PBO?
    Yup, I remember seeing it installed using optware (or some other norton commander look alike interface).
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    Quote Originally Posted by aasoror View Post
    Yup, I remember seeing it installed using optware (or some other norton commander look alike interface).
    Now there's a blast from the past... Norton Commander was one of my favorite/most used programs in the early 90's.

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    I like Free Commander now

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    Is anybody install it somehow??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ro3son View Post
    Is anybody install it somehow??
    The only way you could ever use Free commander is through a PBO telnet sessions. This is not something that would appear on your TV screen; assuming that is what you are looking for.

    Cheers !!!

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    Yeah, I know... I could install it, but don't know how - there is not any optware here

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    Quote Originally Posted by ro3son View Post
    Yeah, I know... I could install it, but don't know how - there is not any optware here
    Free commander is a gui based file manager therefore it would never work on the PBO you need a text based file manager. Obviously SewerMonger is using it on a window PC; possibly to manage files thru the samba network of the PBO. If you really want to install a file manager on your PBO I recommend you use Midnight Commander which is already compiled for MIPSEL architecture and readily available in the repository. If you already have ipkg install on your PBO it should only be a matter of entering the following command:

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    cd /opt/bin
    ./ipkg install mc
    If you do not have ipkg/optware installed on your PBO yet here's a link that will help get you started: http://www.patriotmemory.com/forums/...-office-device

    Cheers !!!

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    Many thanks snappy - you are very helpful - I'm familiar with linux a little bit, but didn't ever tried install on anything else except PC (there is rpm or deb package and every thing is easy)
    but...
    after I do:
    /opt/tmp # sh ipkg-cl install uclibc-opt_0.9.28-13_mipsel.ipk
    i get message:
    sh: can't open 'ipkg-cl'
    /opt/tmp # install -c uclibc-opt_0.9.28-13_mipsel.ipk
    BusyBox v1.18.5 (2012-02-04 12:06:08 MSK) multi-call binary.

    Usage: install [-cdDsp] [-o USER] [-g GRP] [-m MODE] [SOURCE]... DEST

    Copy files and set attributes

    Options:
    -c Just copy (default)
    -d Create directories
    -D Create leading target directories
    -s Strip symbol table
    -p Preserve date
    -o USER Set ownership
    -g GRP Set group ownership
    -m MODE Set permissions

    /opt/tmp #
    I have PBO_amp_r8_pohd firmware, with mos3 from pborus.hostzi.com
    its moded firmware - any idea how install ipkg another way?

    oh i found reason: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15169815/ipkg-cl
    chmod +x ipkg-cl
    sorry for offtopic
    Last edited by ro3son; 08-24-2012 at 05:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ro3son View Post
    Many thanks snappy - you are very helpful - I'm familiar with linux a little bit, but didn't ever tried install on anything else except PC (there is rpm or deb package and every thing is easy)
    but...
    after I do:
    /opt/tmp # sh ipkg-cl install uclibc-opt_0.9.28-13_mipsel.ipk
    i get message:
    sh: can't open 'ipkg-cl'
    /opt/tmp # install -c uclibc-opt_0.9.28-13_mipsel.ipk
    BusyBox v1.18.5 (2012-02-04 12:06:08 MSK) multi-call binary.

    Usage: install [-cdDsp] [-o USER] [-g GRP] [-m MODE] [SOURCE]... DEST

    Copy files and set attributes

    Options:
    -c Just copy (default)
    -d Create directories
    -D Create leading target directories
    -s Strip symbol table
    -p Preserve date
    -o USER Set ownership
    -g GRP Set group ownership
    -m MODE Set permissions

    /opt/tmp #
    I have PBO_amp_r8_pohd firmware, with mos3 from pborus.hostzi.com
    its moded firmware - any idea how install ipkg another way?

    oh i found reason: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15169815/ipkg-cl
    chmod +x ipkg-cl
    sorry for offtopic
    Are you sure that ipkg is not already installed??? I am not that familiar with that firmware but most of those hacked firmware comes with some optware pre-installed and with the ipkg package manager also already install. Do you have a /opt directory with stuff already in it ???? Of course if you did previously than the symbolic link you just created would have taken it out of the root path. Check to see if you have an ..../opt/bin directory somewhere and check to see if "ipkg" is not already there.

    Snappy

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