The NextThingCo package repository has been backed up here: https://archive.org/download/C.h.i.p.FlashCollection/opensource.nextthing.co.tar.bz2
Note: I did not look at the content of the archive...
I found a way to flash my chip if I brick it. On the wiki page Chip Comunity. There is a copy of the raspberry pi OS with the chip flash preinstalled, all you need is a pi-zero and a way to make connections to a keyboard/chip. Also, a power supply of 5v and 3Amps is needed. But my Worry was updating pico-8. Zep has a tutorial somewhere that shows how to update it. I did add some repos to make it work. Keep that in mind. NTC repos are dead.
It's just frustrating that Pico-8 CHIP Edition got updated all the way to 1.11g, I think, and that some people have access to that while people who are finally able to purchase a PocketCHIP through Amazon or otherwise like I did now can't get to it. If it could be re-hosted or something like that, it would be awesome. I would bet there's some reason @zep can't do that, but I would like to know why at least.
I imagine it's a complicated problem with no easy solutions.
Yes! is simple. Go and update your repo!
To use these repositories all you need to do is update the applicable lines in your "/etc/apt/sources.list" files new domain name. Example:
deb http://opensource.nextthing.co/chip/debian/repo jessie main
deb http://opensource.nextthing.co/chip/debian/pocketchip jessie main
Change it to:
deb http://chip.jfpossibilities.com/chip/debian/repo jessie main
deb http://chip.jfpossibilities.com/chip/debian/pocketchip jessie main
You will also want to update the applicable lines in your "/etc/apt/preferences" files with new domain name. Example:
Pin: origin opensource.nextthing.co
Change it to:
Pin: origin chip.jfpossibilities.com
Once you're done, upgrade:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
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