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Developer(s) Alejandro del Castillo, Paul Barker, Thomas Wood, Tick Chen, Graham Gower
Stable release
0.3.4 / December 22, 2016; 11 months ago (2016-12-22)[1]
Repository git.yoctoproject.org/cgit/cgit.cgi/opkg/
Development status Active
Written in C
Operating system GNU/Linux
Platform Cross-platform
Type Package management system
License GPL v2
Website git.yoctoproject.org/cgit/cgit.cgi/opkg/

opkg (Open PacKaGe management) is a lightweight package management system based upon ipkg. It is written in C and resembles APT/dpkg in operation. It is intended for use on embedded GNU/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 use the .ipk extension.


  1. ^ "opkg - Opkg lightweight package management system". 
  2. ^ "OPKG Package Manager". OpenWrt. 2016-04-08. Retrieved 2016-10-03. 
  3. ^ "Openmoko: Opkg". 2010-06-29. Retrieved 2016-10-03. 

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