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    Default .deb help
    Some packages I install with .deb files. Ususally if I find something off of big boss I like and don't want to upgrade I'll download the .deb file.


    Recently when i run the command dpkg -i /filenale it installs but does not show up on springboard. I have tried soft reset, hard reset and power off and back on still nothing works. It does show up in cydia to remove just not on springboard.

    Can someone please provide some direction in what i'm doing wrong.

    I apologize if this is the incorrect forum.

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    Have you tried installing another Cydia app, respring and see if it shows up then? It's unclear why sometimes it doesn't work ... but this usually fixes it. Also, did u verify it was installed with dpkg --list?

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    I'll try both thanks. I did not know about dpkg --list

    I usually just check cydia to see if it was installed. i should have known better than to just trust that.

    thanks

    Thanks adding another cydia app worked.
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    FYI: Most commands on the iPhone (and Mac, Unix, *nix, etc) have help. Adding '--help' provides the options. I also use Wiki and google search for syntax 'ie: dpkg command syntax' for more details. Not all options work, but most

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    thanks I looked over debian help files, but 1 question i have that i did not see, if it is possible was to make a .deb file out of something already installed.

    I am a big keep a back up of evrything I install. Is there a way possible to take a program that would create a .deb file to ssh off to my computer for future use?
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    Not really sure. If I understand this correctly, dpkg is a pre-processor to apt. Apt does the real work. Part of the deb dpkg/apt install process is pre and post commands - aka control information. I have no idea if the control information is stored locally or discarded. See dpkg-deb --help. There is a way, for sure, just haven't run across it yet . I'm not ready to dive into the iPhone development kit that deeply just yet.

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    Thanks fo all your help putting me on the right tack I found the answer

    the command is dpkg-repack

    tried it and got message that command not found
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    Quote Originally Posted by qnc View Post
    ...the command is dpkg-repack

    tried it and got message that command not found
    Hmm. I just checked, dpkg* is not part of the standard Mac OS. However, it could be part of the iPhone Development kit, or in a Cydia developer package.

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