Someone explain to me in detail the easiest way to make a repo using windows...

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  1. GamingDaze

    GamingDaze New Member

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    I have tried all the methods, alas, none have worked.....

    The problem I have is that I get the error "package download failed!"

    I used Izark to make it a .zip file.

    So please, do help. Also, im only interested in making a ROMs Repo.
  2. gojohnnyboi

    gojohnnyboi Well-Known Member

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    use the method of using notepad to create packages using xml format. as for your package download error...make sure you have the exact size right. to do this right click on the zip file your using for the package, click properties, find where it says size...NOT size on disk. copy and paste that into the size string on the xml document and delete the commas so its all one big number. eg. 439,489 is BAD 439489 is GOOD! also, if you have a hash tag but dont konw what that is just delete it its not needed by installer just yet.
  3. DeusMachina

    DeusMachina Retired Moderator

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    Actually I think hes having a different problem gojohnnyboi, the "Package Download Failed!" error means that the .zip is not MAC readable.

    To make it MAC readable, put the files on your ipod and zip it using your ipod, or have a friend with a MAC/Linux system .zip it for you, OR use ChriB's method of downloading a custom version of cygwin and use the zip.exe command.
  4. Flaminfire25

    Flaminfire25 New Member

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    im starting from the very beggining using shotgunfools tut but i am confused
  5. gojohnnyboi

    gojohnnyboi Well-Known Member

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    crazyloof is right. i use chrib's way of zipping with windows however you can just as easy zip the files on your ipod.
  6. jeremyamorin

    jeremyamorin New Member

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    how do you zip the files with ur iPod touch (in detail please)? I have the same problem
  7. Flaminfire25

    Flaminfire25 New Member

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    I think i am going to cry.................................=,(
    I have been trying to make a repo for about 3 days now and i have followed the directions of crazyloof(really good tut), but it aint working for me and i just dont get it.....
    i mean i used the cmd thing to mac .zip it and i used that file and it still doesnt work,i mean this is all getting really anyoing now....heres my repo.xml
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
    <key>info</key>
    <dict>
    <key>name</key>
    <string>Xxn00byb00byxX</string>
    <key>description</key>
    <string>Roms and Sources</string>
    <key>maintainer</key>
    <string>Graham</string>
    <key>contact</key>
    <string>byrnesgraham@yahoo.com</string>
    <key>url</key>
    <string>http://byrnesgraham.googlepages.com/</string>
    <key>category</key>
    <string>http://byrnesgraham.googlepages.com/</string>
    </dict>
    <key>packages</key>
    <array>
    <dict>
    <key>bundleIdentifier</key>
    <string>com.xxn00byb00byxx.roms</string>
    <key>name</key>
    <string>Sonic Blast 3d</string>
    <key>version</key>
    <string>1.0</string>
    <key>location</key>
    <string>http://byrnesgraham.googlepages.com/sonicblast3d.zip</string>
    <key>category</key>
    <string>Graham Cracka's roms</string>
    <key>size</key>
    <string>305390</string>
    <key>hash</key>
    <string>9e107d9d372bb6826bd81d3542a419d6</string>
    <key>url</key>
    <string>http://byrnesgraham.googlepages.com/</string>
    <key>description</key>
    <string>This is a Nes rom for the emulator</string>
    <key>date</key>
    <string>1195023660</string>
    <key>scripts</key>
    <dict>
    <key>install</key>
    <array>
    <array>
    <string>CopyPath</string>
    <string>Sonicblast3d/</string>
    <string>/var/root/Media/ROMs/NES</string>
    </array>
    </array>
    <key>uninstall</key>
    <array>
    <array>
    <string>RemovePath</string>
    <string>/var/root/Media/ROMs/NES</string>
    </array>
    </array>
    </dict>
    </dict>
    </array>
    </dict>
    </plist>
  8. roei_dacho

    roei_dacho Member

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    i think u should qrite the path startig with private/var/root.............
  9. fatty matty

    fatty matty New Member

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    how do you get the date thing
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