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Re: Poll - What Smartphone do you use?

On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 6:53 PM, green <greenfreedom10@gmail.com> wrote:
shawn wilson wrote at 2011-05-03 16:12 -0500:
> On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 4:47 PM, green <greenfreedom10@gmail.com> wrote:
> > shawn wilson wrote at 2011-05-03 13:19 -0500:
> >> For instance, I can ssh into my box from my phone and open vi. You can get
> >> vi and open it on your n800.
> >
> > Well frankly I do not even want to run vi.  I prefer nano for a handheld
> > device.  And "apt-get install nano" fails with "couldn't find package nano".
> > So I have to build it myself.  Wait, aren't we talking about running
> > *Debian*?  And what is Debian without its thousands of packages, ready to be
> > installed with a simple command?
> yes, some architectures do have more supported packages than others.
> and, if we get debian on another platform without financial backing,
> we're liable to have even less support. i'm not arguing against it. i
> like playing with bleeding edge stuff - i won't run a device i depend
> on like my primary phone on it. but, i might get a secondary one just
> to play.

My intention was to give an example of how the n810 does not run Debian.
Debian certainly does have an armel nano package.

But Maemo is a Debian derivative, just like Knoppix, Ubuntu, etc. And they do have a "real" Debian that you can run in a chroot. *shrug*

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