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Technologx
Level 7

How to create a pkg without using the Roku?

Is there a way I can install my channel I created to my Roku or make a pkg file without using my Roku? Every time I try to upload my channel to my Roku I get a time out and it won't go any further.
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Technologx
Level 7

Re: How to create a pkg without using the Roku?

Alright I tried using a Makefile and app.mk I had to modify just to get it to work but I'm running into ERROR: Device returned HTTP 401 which I'm not sure why. Both files were found here: https://github.com/rokudev/hello-world
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quartern
Level 7

Re: How to create a pkg without using the Roku?

I think the answer is no (i.e. nothing supported) - you cant make a PACKAGED app (that you would be able to load to the app store, or run as anything that is not running as the dev channel).  By putting everything for packaging on the target Roku does not need to make cross-compilers etc and also require you to sign the programs on their hardware (some level of security thru obscurity?).

For your issue -

  • Did you enable developer functionality on that Roku device?

  • Do you know the IP address for the Roku device?

  • Are you able to connect to the web interface  on the roku device?

  • where do you set the IP address during make?  (The git repo you point to does not have a makefile BTW)
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Technologx
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Re: How to create a pkg without using the Roku?

Yes I enabled developer mode, yes I know the ip, yes the Roku can access the internet and what do you mean
where do you set the IP address during make?

? Also that git repo did have it the creator of hello-world removed it yesterday.
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Technologx
Level 7

Re: How to create a pkg without using the Roku?

So I tried uploading my zip and installing again now I run into
Install Failure: No manifest. Invalid package.
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squirreltown
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Re: How to create a pkg without using the Roku?

"Technologx" wrote:
So I tried uploading my zip and installing again now I run into
Install Failure: No manifest. Invalid package.


Select the individual parts - the source folder, the images folder, manifest etc. and zip that, not the enclosing folder those things are in.
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Technologx
Level 7

Re: How to create a pkg without using the Roku?

That's what I tried, I'm trying again but it's been loading for over an hr now.
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EnTerr
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Re: How to create a pkg without using the Roku?

"Technologx" wrote:
? Also that git repo did have it the creator of hello-world removed it yesterday.

It seems likely that said creator had exposed a makefile internal to the Co and after reading your thread, one of the Roku engineers that read the forum has slapped him into compliance Smiley Wink

It's easy to write your own build script, like in under dozen lines. What platform are you on, to boot?
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Technologx
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Re: How to create a pkg without using the Roku?

TCL TV
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Technologx
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Re: How to create a pkg without using the Roku?

I'm have errors with a couple of my XML files and I have no idea how to fix them.
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