Iain B. FIndleton ifindleton at videotron.ca
Wed Feb 4 15:03:19 CET 2009

I use EPM to build both deb and opk/ipk from the same configuration 
file. As far as I can tell, the formats, at least for relatively simple 
packages, are identical. EPM also builds RPMs, tarballs and other stuff 
from a single config file. Check out Easy Package Manager and live 
happily ever after.

Michele Renda wrote:
> On 03/02/2009 22:43, Jeffrey Ratcliffe wrote:
>> Given that there are some applications (e.g. navit) which are updated
>> regularly for opkg, but not for deb, it occurred to me that as the
>> file formats are so similar, it shouldn't be so hard to write a script
>> to convert from one to the other.
>> Before I spent any time on this, has anyone beaten me to it?
> Hello, I think you are speaking about a "alien" for opkg :)
> I don't know if exist a package for this.
> The problem is not to convert a opkg in deb, is pretty standard. The 
> problem is to manage all the dependency.
> The better solution is according me to maintain a list, in the wiki, 
> with a list of software present only as opkg, and one list of software 
> present only as deb, and package all this software..
> I think Navit must to be one of the first that need to be packaged, 
> because, with Tango Gps, are the only software to use in efficent way 
> our FR.
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