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updated 2014-10-08 14:42:01 +0300

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Jolla says no installer found when I try to install a .deb package. What could be the possible solution for this?

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Well you could convert it to rpm by using some tool like alien. However are you sure you want to do that? Is the software you want to install even suitable for the Jolla?

Philippe De Swert ( 2014-10-06 10:46:18 +0300 )edit

If it's a .deb package, it's most probably not meant to be installed on Jolla. Jolla doesn't use this package format and there's a high chance that whatever is in there won't run properly because it expects a different platform.

If you know what you're doing, you could just oben the package on the desktop, look what it contains and copy the files over to the respective destinationson the Jolla phone.

ossi1967 ( 2014-10-06 10:46:50 +0300 )edit

Well It's a cuteTube application downloaded from the Is it safe to install this app on Jolla? I have been using this app on my Nokia 808 Pureview from a very long time and I like it a lot.

Vinayadr ( 2014-10-06 10:48:55 +0300 )edit

It's meant for the n9 if it's a a .deb make sure you get the jolla rpm...

Keeper-of-the-Keys ( 2014-10-06 10:54:43 +0300 )edit

Thanks. But how to get the Jolla rpm? any tool to convert from .deb to .rpm or wait till Jolla officially releases one?

Vinayadr ( 2014-10-06 11:00:26 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-10-07 13:23:14 +0300

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updated 2014-10-07 14:21:02 +0300

contact the developer and ask him, Stuart Howarth I think his name is. I used Cutetube on my n9 and loved it.

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@Markkyboy Thanks for the info.

Vinayadr ( 2014-10-07 13:37:56 +0300 )edit

sure an amazing app i used it on my nokia n900 an hope it comes to jolla !

mvdm ( 2014-10-07 14:14:12 +0300 )edit

@Vinayadr - You're welcome. I found Stuart's Twitter page, if that helps :)

Edz ( 2014-10-07 14:22:34 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-10-08 10:43:06 +0300

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just for the fun, I compiled dpkg LOL, not that it will help I am sure in installing deb files. But, you can extract on work with them, on-device.

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Actually that's pretty useful.

You can download source DEBs, and port/recompile to RPM's on the device.

Thanks :)

juiceme ( 2014-10-08 11:00:37 +0300 )edit

hi i'm not sure but maybe this wil help

mvdm ( 2014-10-08 11:07:40 +0300 )edit

is this really working?

Ghost ( 2014-10-08 17:15:17 +0300 )edit

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