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Developer(s)Alejandro del Castillo, Paul Barker, Thomas Wood, Tick Chen, Graham Gower
Preview release
0.6.0 / June 2, 2022; 7 months ago (2022-06-02)[1]
Written inC
Operating systemLinux
TypePackage management system
LicenseGPL v2
Websitegit.yoctoproject.org/cgit/cgit.cgi/opkg/ Edit this on Wikidata

opkg (open package management) is a lightweight package management system based upon ipkg. It is written in C and resembles Advanced Package Tool (APT)/dpkg in operation. It is intended for use on embedded Linux devices and is used in this capacity in the OpenEmbedded and OpenWrt projects.[2]

Opkg was originally forked from ipkg by the Openmoko project.[3] More recently, development of opkg has moved from its old Google Code repository to Yocto Project where it is actively maintained again.

Opkg packages usually use either .ipk or .opk extension.


  1. ^ "opkg - Opkg lightweight package management system".
  2. ^ "Opkg Package Manager". OpenWrt. 2018-06-23. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  3. ^ "Openmoko: Opkg". 2010-06-29. Archived from the original on 2016-10-05. Retrieved 2016-10-03.

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