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    Default Error Downloading Cydia Packages & Boss Prefs - Help!

    Someone suggested that I download Boss Prefs from Cydia. So, on my iphone, I see Cydia has 2 upgrades available. I click on 'upgrade essentials'. But, while it tries downloading the packages, I get these 2 error messages:

    - cached failure

    - Index of / - netDB: Open nodename or servname provided, or not known.

    I'm a newbie with a jailbroken 2G iphone that I didn't jailbreak. Someone else did and I bought it from him. What must I do about these error messages? How do I get Boss Prefs to download? Thanks.

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    Don't worry, this happens sometimes when the sources (repositories) have technical problems. If you try again later, it will probably be solved. For the moment you can skip the "essential" upgrades (your phone will work fine without them) and then install BossPrefs, or even better, its successor SBSettings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Danner View Post
    Don't worry, this happens sometimes when the sources (repositories) have technical problems. If you try again later, it will probably be solved. For the moment you can skip the "essential" upgrades (your phone will work fine without them) and then install BossPrefs, or even better, its successor SBSettings.
    Thanks, jim. I did install SBSettings, but I don't see my SSH icon show up, although SBSettings says that it's enabled on my phone. I got 2 questions:

    1) Any suggestions on how to make the SSH icon show up?

    2) Should I still download and install the essential packages? What happens if I do or don't?

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    Last edited by taurusx5; 04-28-2009 at 07:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taurusx5 View Post
    Thanks, jim. I did install SBSettings, but I don't see my SSH icon show up, although SBSettings says that it's enabled on my phone. I got 2 questions:

    1) Any suggestions on how to make the SSH icon show up?

    2) Should I still download and install the essential packages? What happens if I do or don't?

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    right, if you have enabled the SSH toggle in 'Set toggles' from the More function of SBSettings, it should become visible. For this to work, it must be installed on your phone. In Cydia you can look for OpenSSH and install it.

    It is advisable to do essential updates. If it keeps going wrong after a couple of days, post again and see if someone can help. I think "essential" is somewhat overstated, but it is good to have your software up to date.

    By the way, do turn off SSH when not using it, or even better, change your phone's Unix passwords for the root and mobile accounts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Danner View Post
    right, if you have enabled the SSH toggle in 'Set toggles' from the More function of SBSettings, it should become visible. For this to work, it must be installed on your phone. In Cydia you can look for OpenSSH and install it.

    It is advisable to do essential updates. If it keeps going wrong after a couple of days, post again and see if someone can help. I think "essential" is somewhat overstated, but it is good to have your software up to date.

    By the way, do turn off SSH when not using it, or even better, change your phone's Unix passwords for the root and mobile accounts.
    jim, thanks for the reply. I have one question for you, please. Is it possible to delete unneeded files from the iphone to lighten it in order to make it run/boot up faster? I know there are language packs that are totally undesirable in there like, turkish, italian, korean, etc. What files are safe enough to delete? Thanks!

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    Apparently the only things that make it run slower are things that are loaded into memory. I don't believe that languages other than the active one are ever loaded, so that wouldn't make a difference.

    The question of speed and boot time is relevant, of course, and the best thing to do is limit the number of things loaded into memory: typically the so-called MobileSubstrate Plugins. On the phone in /Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries you can see how many there are currently. It makes sense to think about whether you need all of them.

    Other things that are loaded at startup can be found in /System/Library/LaunchDaemons and /Library/LaunchDaemons. It's probably best to leave that untouched: it's hard to tell what your phone can do without, and knowledgable people say that deleting one of them really doesn't improve the speeds much. But if you want to do some experiments and report about the results...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Danner View Post
    Apparently the only things that make it run slower are things that are loaded into memory. I don't believe that languages other than the active one are ever loaded, so that wouldn't make a difference.

    The question of speed and boot time is relevant, of course, and the best thing to do is limit the number of things loaded into memory: typically the so-called MobileSubstrate Plugins. On the phone in /Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries you can see how many there are currently. It makes sense to think about whether you need all of them.

    Other things that are loaded at startup can be found in /System/Library/LaunchDaemons and /Library/LaunchDaemons. It's probably best to leave that untouched: it's hard to tell what your phone can do without, and knowledgable people say that deleting one of them really doesn't improve the speeds much. But if you want to do some experiments and report about the results...
    Thanks, jim. I think for now I'll just leave things as they are. I don't want to risk messing up my phone.

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    thanks for this great post. I thought something was wrong with my iPhone. I might of jailbroke it all by myself, but, it was thanks to the wonderful programs which I believe was created by the owners of this forum.....and yet, I really do appreciate this place, because i seem to discover new problems with my iphone everyday....

 

 

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