howto: making ipk/opk

Joel Newkirk freerunner at
Sat Feb 28 06:12:19 CET 2009

On Fri, 27 Feb 2009 23:32:49 +0200
Aapo Rantalainen <aapo.rantalainen at> wrote:

> A) There are many broken packages on They can be downloaded
> and installed and they work. But adding repository and
> installing packages from repository cause Segmentation Faults and Not
> found errors (opkg error -2).

I'm getting these with the FSO-M5 repo right now.

> B) People has made cool little scripts and python-things, but they
> can't release them because packaging is so mysterious.
> I want share to you one simple way to make package.
> Read full text:
> briefly:
> Make directory and file-structure under it.
> Put things in CONTROL/control
> Use ipkg-buildpackage-script (v 1.1 2001/07/26) by Oliver Kurth
> -Aapo Rantalainen
> P.S. If you know some other easy way to make ipk/opk please share it
> with us.

What's wrong with good old 'ipkg-build'?  Script included in your path
if using the toolchain, under /usr/local/openmoko/arm/bin.


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