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Old 08-30-2017, 10:15 AM   #2596
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Only after you fix it for the newest of kfx formats:
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...postcount=2516
Would be useful if that info could be added to the first post in this thread, ie the one with installation instructions etc, to prevent noobs like me from asking again and again.
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Old 08-30-2017, 11:11 AM   #2597
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Would be useful if that info could be added to the first post in this thread, ie the one with installation instructions etc, to prevent noobs like me from asking again and again.
Either the post owner (NiLuJe) or the forum moderator (NiLuJe) could edit the post.
But both versions of NiLuJe are away at school.
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:07 AM   #2598
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Related question: Is there a 'package manger' for kindle that would be able to checks for updates, and download & install the new packages? If so this might be a good place to plumb in a re-install option for already installed packages. In my ideal world this 'package manager' would read it's meta-data from the first post in a forum thread (eg: this thread, or NiLuJe's snapshot's thread), detect updates (attachments or links to downloads) and offer to download and install them.
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There are ones small enough with light enough resource requirements that they could be used on the Kindles.
But we do not have any way to coordinate the other end (supply end) of an update packaging service.
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I was just thinking something integrated with KAUL. The menus would look something like:
  • Update (refresh metadata from online)
  • Upgrade All (download, unpack & install updated packages)
  • Installed Packages > submenu with list of installed packages
    • each package offers: upgrade (if available), uninstall (if possible)
  • All Packages > submenu with list of all packages
    • each package offers: install/(uninstall?)
Using a big name package system / manger feels like overkill, (even though you do get a lot for free - once the basics are figured out). I was thinking just very simple wget/curl/sed/md5 based shell scripts.
I have stumbled onto something that we might be able to base a Kindle package management on.
One of its selling points (it isn't for sale, it is free, that is just a figure of speech) is that it provides remote package management without the installation of any specialized software on the client.
I.E: All of the 'computation and programming' happens on the centralized distribution point.

That claim is only possible because the assumed client environment is a "complete" Linux installation, not an "embedded" Linux installation.

The main assumption is that the clients have ssh (server) installed.
If limiting our audience to the touchscreen Kindles - -
We already have packages to add that to either (or both) the 'main' and the 'diags' systems.

It wouldn't be practical to use the system I stumbled on "out of the box" but a Kindle specialized implementation of its ideas and operation seems possible.

The client end of the management is based on the feature of ssh that it can execute a scripting (provided by the central point) on the remote client.
And do so under the control of public key authentication, controlled by the owner of the client device.

If you have our USB networking package installed and enabled over the USB cable (the default) to your PC, you can demo that feature for yourself ->
Assuming all install defaults, enter (on your pc):
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ssh root@192.168.15.244 "ls -l /mnt/us/documents"
If you don't have pubkey auth installed, it will ask you for root's password, but after providing that, the quoted command will be run on the remote (from the PC, that is, the Kindle) device.

The point is, the quoted command was run on (and the results returned from) the Kindle, not on the PC.
And from that viewpoint, no programming was required on the Kindle.

There are a number of modifications that would be required to the system for use to manage packages (under the owner's control) on Kindles, but I think it would be doable.
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Old 09-23-2017, 08:47 AM   #2599
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Thanks knc1 for the replacement kfxmeta.py file. The SS hack is the main reason for my jailbreak. So happy to keep it functioning properly.
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Thanks knc1 for the replacement kfxmeta.py file. The SS hack is the main reason for my jailbreak. So happy to keep it functioning properly.
On the index page which got you to this thread, click the "Views" column header to sort the threads by number of views.

Both you and a half million other people.
Although I suspect not all of them have installed that single file update.
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