fooling opkg

Davide Scaini dscaini at
Mon Jul 27 17:29:40 CEST 2009

you can make opkg list all your installe packages then write a simple script
(modifying the one i posted today) that install all the packages with
-force-reinstall... but it's faster to reinstall ;-)

On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 5:14 PM, Marcel <tanuva at> wrote:

> Am Montag, 27. Juli 2009 17:03:14 schrieb Previdi Roberto:
> > hello list. i tried update/upgrade my shr-unstable, and unfortunately
> > the phone frozen after having updated some packages. when i rebooted, i
> > restarted with opkg upgrade but now the system is broken. i don't want
> > to go into the details of why it broke.. what i now would like to do is
> > to modify the timestamp of the "last update" of opkg, so when i do
> > another opkg update/upgrade -force-reinstall it will overwrite all the
> > packages. how can i fool opkg in this way?
> Afaik opkg doesn't have such a timestamp but checks the package's version
> and only updates if there is a newer package. It would be useful if you
> told us what really happened...
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