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''<font color=red><small>This article Based on work by moomoo, nix, frontalot, and timtimred. Originally by timtimred. at Linkstationwiki.org </small></font>''<br>
 
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== What is that? ==
 
== 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.
  
We want to integrate the [http://handhelds.org/moin/moin.cgi/Ipkg Itsy Package Management System] into the OpenLink Images. This is something similar to other Package Management Systems in big distributions like debian or gentoo (Portage) where you can easily install additional software by an easy
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iPKG is itsy in several ways:
 
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apt-get install <software>
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or
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emerge <software>
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'''Some other big communities distribute there software that way already:'''
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http://ipkgfind.nslu2-linux.org/ (click on the package sections on the left)
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http://wiki.openwrt.org/OpenWrtDocs/Packages?action=show&redirect=OpenWrtPackages
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== Wasn`t there a feed already? ==
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Frontalot created an unstable beta-version of OpenLink which included the needed binaries and provided a IPKG-Feed, but the problem was that by using the feed you updated the glibc which many programms are dependant on.....reflashing was the main cure.
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== Our Goal ==
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We want to create and maintain in fact several IPKG-Feeds for all Linkstations that run OpenLink.  
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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.)
  
After setting everything up we can easily provide access to some package maintainers....they will get ftp-access to http://ipkg.linkstationwiki.net/
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==Usage==
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*Look here for more instructions: '''[[Ipkg on the Linkstation (for end-users)]]'''
  
Including the binary ipkg-cl and configuring it is not the main problem. This is done pretty fast. The main problem until now was that we had no access to the webspace where the ipkg-packages were stored.
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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]]
  
'''Now we have access, so await some progress soon :)'''
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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