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We want to integrate the [http://handhelds.org/moin/moin.cgi/Ipkg Itsy Package Management System] into the OpenLink Images. This is something similar like other Package Management Systems in big distributions like debian or gentoo (Portage) where you can easily install additional software
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== What is that? ==
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iPKG - [[w:ipkg|The Itsy Package Management System]] is the package management system used in [[OpenLink]] firmware, a very lightweight package management system. It was designed for Linux installations with severe storage limitations such as handheld computers. iPKG is more than just an embedded Linux flash image builder, (although it does that fairly well). It also allows for dynamic installation/removal of packages on a running system.
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iPKG is itsy in several ways:
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*The control programs themselves are small
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*The installed meta-data tries to be only what is absolutely essential
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*The available packages are small. (The idea is that the package tree should be as fine-grain as possible.)
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==Usage==
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*Look here for more instructions: '''[[Ipkg on the Linkstation (for end-users)]]'''
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==Feeds==
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*Look here for more info: '''[[List of ipkg feeds for the LinkStation]]'''
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==Packages==
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*[[Ipkg Package List: PowerPC]]
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*[[Ipkg Package List: ARM9]]
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[[category:Projects]]
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[[category:OpenLink]]

Latest revision as of 04:08, 28 August 2011

This article Based on work by moomoo, nix, frontalot, and timtimred. Originally by timtimred. at Linkstationwiki.org

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Contents

What is that?

iPKG - The Itsy Package Management System is the package management system used in OpenLink firmware, a very lightweight package management system. It was designed for Linux installations with severe storage limitations such as handheld computers. iPKG is more than just an embedded Linux flash image builder, (although it does that fairly well). It also allows for dynamic installation/removal of packages on a running system.

iPKG is itsy in several ways:

  • The control programs themselves are small
  • The installed meta-data tries to be only what is absolutely essential
  • The available packages are small. (The idea is that the package tree should be as fine-grain as possible.)

Usage

Feeds

Packages