ipkg

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ipkg
Developer(s) Carl Worth, Steve Ayer, Jamey Hicks
Stable release 0.99.163 / May 30, 2006; 9 years ago (2006-05-30)
Development status Inactive
Written in C
Operating system Linux
Type Package management system
License GPL v2
Website www.handhelds.org/moin/moin.cgi/Ipkg

ipkg, or the Itsy Package Management System, is a lightweight package management system designed for embedded devices that resembles Debian's dpkg. It was used in the Unslung operating system for the Linksys NSLU2 (Optware), in OpenWrt, Openmoko, webOS, Gumstix, the iPAQ, QNAP NASes and elsewhere, it still is being used for Synology NASes.

The development for this project has been discontinued. Many projects which formerly used ipkg have adopted the ipkg fork opkg for a replacement.

Example use[edit]

To install a .ipkg package or to upgrade an existing package:

ipkg install ipkgFile

where ipkgFile is the name of the .ipk software package.

The list of possible packages to install from the currently defined repositories can be obtained with:

ipkg list

The list of installed packages can be obtained with:

ipkg list_installed

To remove an installed package:

ipkg remove packagename

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