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Offline expresspotato

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Convert .deb or .tcz to .sce?
« on: February 15, 2015, 03:16:48 PM »
Hi all,

So I have an MK802 with the Realtek 8188eu wifi chipset and found the associated .tcz file in the repo, wl-8188eu...tcz. My understanding is from 5.0+ that dCore only accepts self-contained .sce files.

It doesn't looks like there is a way to directly create an sce from a tcz, instead the .deb must be converted into the sce file. I found this online : http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/5.x/armv7/Allwinner-A10/README-import.txt which states to use the importsce links but forgets to mention the command to actually convert a debian package into a sce file.

Also it looks like this can only be run on arm hardware? I can't run it if I'm not connected... importsce isn't found on my x86 build. So how can I convert the debian package rt18188eu directly?

Offline Jason W

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Re: Convert .deb or .tcz to .sce?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2015, 05:11:03 PM »
Hi expresspotato,

Use the below link to access arm dCore:


And if that TCZ has no dependencies, just rename it and it will become an SCE.  There is not a command to convert a debian package, it is an involved process.  But to put it in a nutshell, below will convert a Debian package into an sce or tcz:

ar -x package.deb
mkdir pkg
tar xvf data.tar.gz -C pkg
mksquashfs pkg extension.sce ( or extension.tcz)

That does not take into account startup scripts, but can help if offline and needing to convert a .deb to an extension.

There is dCore for x86 also that has importsce if that is what you are asking.