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What is Opkg?

Opkg is a lightweight package management system based on Ipkg.

A mailing list for discussion is available here:

New Features

This is a list of features that have been completed. Mostly this is a list of changes from Ipkg.

  • Use libcurl to download files
  • Send download progress updates to libopkg clients
  • Re-organise sources into sub directories
  • Verify package lists with gpg detached signiture
  • Mark packages that were installed to satisfy dependancies (auto installed)
  • Additional command line option to remove "auto installed" packages
  • Support for faceted classification (similar to debtags). A "Tags" line has been added to the package information and opkg makes this available to clients, but does not process it in anyway. The command line client also does not use this features yet.

Ipkg Patches

The following ipkg patches have been applied:

  • "2-pkg-vec--Optimize-gross-inefficiency.patch" from OpenEmbedded
  • "1-pkg-parse--Optimize-inefficient-parsing.patch" from OpenEmbedded

Planned features

These are features either under development or planned for inclusion before the next release.

Small things

Lower priority features

  • Simple user interactions during postinstall
  • Improve command line options
  • Restructure source code and make it more robust
  • Store packages in database
  • improve/cleanup libopkg api

Possibly Issues

This is a list of possible issues or known bugs.

  • http proxy works but authentication not tested yet
  • autoremove feature only inspects "depends" and not "pre-depends"


Q. What version of Ipkg is Opkg based on?

A. It is based on the ipkg-0.99.163 tarball

Q. Why "fork" and rename Ipkg?

A. Ipkg is no longer actively maintained upstream and there are potential trademark issues with using the Ipkg name