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Installing busybox

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21st June 2014, 11:54 PM   |  #1  
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To install busybox on a rooted gear 2, turn root on (sdb root on) and then push this package (download.tizen.org/snapshots/2.3-wearable/common/tizen-2.3-wearable_20140605.1/repos/tizen/armv7l/packages/armv7l/busybox-1.17.1-2.3.armv7l.rpm) to the device. Install the package (from a sdb shell on the watch) by typing "rpm -i busybox-1.17.1-2.3.armv7l.rpm".

This gets you VI (a CLI text editor) on the device. Very useful when editing xml and config files.
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To install busybox on a rooted gear 2, turn root on (sdb root on) and then push this package (download.tizen.org/snapshots/2.3-wearable/common/tizen-2.3-wearable_20140605.1/repos/tizen/armv7l/packages/armv7l/busybox-1.17.1-2.3.armv7l.rpm) to the device. Install the package (from a sdb shell on the watch) by typing "rpm -i busybox-1.17.1-2.3.armv7l.rpm".

This gets you VI (a CLI text editor) on the device. Very useful when editing xml and config files.

Awesome. Thanks jumping straight on it
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This is very good. Thanks.

But I wonder; do we have a use for Busybox on the Gear 2 yet ?

Thx.
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Hi, when I try any install, I get "installing package busybox-1.17.1-2.3.armv71 needs 188KB on the / filesystem"
I've tried putting the package on the "SD card" (storage for music, pictures etc.) but still nothing

You guys know any solutions?
28th June 2014, 04:40 PM   |  #5  
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Make sure root is on and that you mount the filesystem r/w (then be sure to mount r/o after)

sdb root on
sdb shell mount -o remount,rw /

for read-only------>

sdb shell mount -o remount,ro /
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This is very good. Thanks.

But I wonder; do we have a use for Busybox on the Gear 2 yet ?

Thx.

I'm serious: do we have a use for Busybox on Gear 2 ?
thx.
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I'm serious: do we have a use for Busybox on Gear 2 ?
thx.

I am just tinkering and exploring at this point. Other than that... no not really.
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I'm serious: do we have a use for Busybox on Gear 2 ?
thx.

I said this in my initial post. It provides VI. Without VI (or another text editor), there's no way to edit files on the device without a push/pull. Maybe you don't need that, but it's very helpful to me, and I assume to others.

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