My embedded system is for sh4 CPU. The debian distribution may get on http://www.si-linux.co.jp/pub/debian-sh/lenny-sh4/

I get the apt*.deb and extract the data.tar.gz. After setup the /etc/apt/sources.list, I could do 'apt-get update'. But it missing dependency when I try to run 'apt-get install ntpdate'. Is there any method to let apt-get ignore some base packages? Because those package is build by my original embedded system.(eg. busybox).

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Does your system have "dpkg" installed? If so, installing the .deb package is as simple as:

dpkg -i my_package.deb

If dpkg is NOT installed, then I'm afraid this won't be a simple task, as apt-get depends on dpkg for most of its operations.

  • I think it is possible, if ar extract then tar extract then sh execute with proper parameter to simulate the work. Nov 24, 2012 at 15:25

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