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What is Opkg?

Opkg is a lightweight package management system based on Ipkg.

New Features

This is a list of features that have already been completed or work has started on. 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)

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

In approximate order of priority

  • Additional option to remove "auto installed" packages
  • Support for faceted classification (similar to debtags)
  • Simple user interactions during postinstall
  • Improve command line options
  • Restructure source code and make it more robust
  • Store packages in database

Issues

  • http proxy works but authentication not tested yet

FAQ

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A. Ipkg is no longer actively maintained upstream and there are potential trademark issues with using the Ipkg name

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What is Opkg?

Opkg is a lightweight package management system based on Ipkg.

New Features

This is a list of features that have already been completed or work has started on. 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)

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

In approximate order of priority

  • Additional option to remove "auto installed" packages
  • Support for faceted classification (similar to debtags)
  • Simple user interactions during postinstall
  • Improve command line options
  • Restructure source code and make it more robust
  • Store packages in database

Issues

  • http proxy works but authentication not tested yet

FAQ

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