Moving to UBports now

  • Due to a hardware fault (the touch screen of my BQ E4.5 does not respond to touch in 90% of the surface) I will now definitely move from OWA15 to UBports. I was lucky to have had already configured some other E4.5 to r3 (December 2017) and so I have just moved my contacts to this and can continue to have a mobile for calls, Dekko and as hotspot for my daily usage. When the faulty E4.5 returns from (they offered to replace the screen), I will update this to the most recent version of UBports.

    I'm missing a lot of apps at the moment, which I have had on the OWA15 device, mostly:
    Is there any way to get them back? A search in the OpenStore does not work either.

    Thanks, Matthias

  • @guru sensorssatus is in the OpenStore but I don't know about the other one, this is the first time I hear it.

  • I updated the OpenStore app in the E4.5 and now the search works better. I could install sensorstatus from there.

    KnownDict is here but I have to look for a click pkg...

  • KnownDict was running as an app on my OWA15 device and have had support for the so called StarDict files, i.e. for dictionary files in that format. I own a Spanish dictionary of around 100.000 words. This is not to translate from, for example, Spanish to English, but to get the correct spelling and explanations of a given word, and examples of the usage. I really miss that. I will write an email to the old list, maybe someone has a backup of the click package...

  • @guru I have good memories of knowndict as well! Seems its enough to

    bzr branch lp:knowndict
    cd knowndict 
    clickable --sdk 16.04

    I get through the wizard. But I cant remember anymore how to put a dictionary in there :-P

  • The click tar contains two dictionaries:


    Check, where they endup in the mobile. IIRC, it's enough to make a new dir and place the three files into it.
    Will later check, if I find a slot in time....

  • Terence Sambo from the old ubuntu-phone mailing list, compiled a click for me and I installed it with

    phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~/dict$ pkcon --allow-untrusted install-local
    Installing files              [=========================]         
    Finished                      [=========================]         
    Installing files              [=========================]         
    Starting                      [=========================]         
    Finished                      [=========================]         
    Installed   	knowndict.benyfu-0.1.3.armhf (installed:click,removable=1,app_name=KnownDict)	summary goes here
    phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~/dict$ sudo click register --user=phablet 'knowndict.benyfu' 0.1.3
    [sudo] password for phablet: 

    The rest was just importing my dictionary via the file manager app.

    A big thanks to Terence!


  • @guru said in Moving to UBports now:

    A big thanks to Terence!

    You're very welcome! :)

  • The broken E4.5 returned from today, repaired (they swapped the screen for 120 EUR). It runs some version of UT.

    How can I update this to the most recent version of UBports? I have no M$ laptop, only FreeBSD and some older Ubuntu 15.x


  • @guru The installer should work with ubuntu 15 I think, if you have any issues try an older version of the installer like 0.1.12

  • I've downloaded the file ubports-installer-0.1.21-beta.freebsd and can have a look into it with

    $ xz -dc ubports-installer-0.1.21-beta.freebsd | tar tf -

    How is this to be installed and used on FreeBSD?

    I tried to rename the archive to the normal file name for FreeBSD packages, integrated it in my repository and tried to install it, which gives:

    # mv ubports-installer-0.1.21-beta.freebsd /usr/local/PKGDIR.20170304/ubports-installer-0.1.21-beta.txz
    # pkg repo /usr/local/PKGDIR.20170304
    pkg -R /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos/ install ubports-installer
    Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue...
    meta.txz                                 : 100%  264 B     0.3kB/s    00:01    
    packagesite.txz                          : 100%  418 KiB 428.5kB/s    00:01    
    Processing entries:  88%
    pkg: wrong architecture: linux:4:x86:64 instead of FreeBSD:12:amd64
    pkg: repository FreeBSD contains packages with wrong ABI: linux:4:x86:64
    Processing entries: 100%
    Unable to update repository FreeBSD
    Error updating repositories!

    Can the dev who created this archive please contact me? Thanks.

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