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    Unable to upload Maemo package (.deb) file to Ovi Store

    Hi all
    I try to submit an application for Maemo to the Ovi Store. But the normal add process for files is only for sis and sisx files. Can somebody tell me how and where to upload a .deb (Maemo) file? Great thanks,
    Luki

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    Re: Unable to upload Maemo package (.deb) file to Ovi Store

    Hi
    In the meanwhile I have figured out how to upload a maemo package. You have to create a new Content Item for Maemo app. I thought you can publish symbian and maemo apps under the same content item. Anyway, that's not a problem. But now I am stuck in a new problem. When I want to submit my .deb file, it tells me that my file is not a .deb file (The text is: "Alert: File format .deb"). But my file is a .deb file. Do I have to do some special packaging before I upload the file that it is regocnized as a .deb file? (The file is working! If i load it on a N900 and install it with "dpkg -i" it installs fine and is working well). Thanks for any hints.

    Cheers, Luki

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    Re: Unable to upload Maemo package (.deb) file to Ovi Store

    AFAIK, there is a problem in Oi Store web interface which is not able to handle files with multiple periods in a file name. So if the name of a package is
    foo_1.0.0-1_armel.deb
    you should rename it to
    foo_1_0_0-1_armel.deb
    to be able to upload it.

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    Re: Unable to upload Maemo package (.deb) file to Ovi Store

    Hi
    On 20-august-2010 the Maemo page for N900 launched with requirements for Ovi store download the Appendix Ovi Store Manual. Open With Adobe Reader (9.3?) go to page 6 of 39 and there is file format and lots of useful information.

    See Maemo™ 5 Applications: Ovi Store Entry Requirements

    Thanks,
    Jim
    Last edited by jimgilmour1; 2010-08-29 at 17:42.

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    Re: Unable to upload Maemo package (.deb) file to Ovi Store

    Frankly, I would not say content of page 6 has a lot of useful information. It says
    "The version number includes three digits. For example: myapplication_1_0_1.deb"
    It doesn't say, why you need underscore instead of periods, which is normally used by most of developers and it doesn't say that it's crucial to avoid periods.
    Not mentioning that architecture is missing in the example.

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