[SHR] create opkg-packages

Steven ** montgoss+openmokocommunity at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 16:51:54 CEST 2009

I created an ipk by hand the other day (as there was no OE recipe).
So, it is possible.

Firstly, an ipk is created using ar, not tar.
The ipk contains control.tar.gz and data.tar.gz (created using tar
-czf).  Extract a working ipk to see what goes in these tar.gz's.
The ipk will not work unless the top-level contents of the two
tar.gz's is the . directory.  Call tar from the command line with
"./whatever" to get tar to put everything under a . directory.


On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 11:31 AM, Vinzenz Hersche<hersche at puzzle.ch> wrote:
> hello there,
> i want to create a opkg-package, but i didn't found ipkg-utils on shr, also
> not on ubuntu.
> so i tried to create this otherwhise, with the same structure, but if i look
> into another opk-package, the files in the tar.gz control are childfolders of
> ".", mine isn't ("folder" .  does already exist)
> and if i save the "top-archive" as .deb-file, it seems to work, but if i
> renamed it to ipk/opk, it doesn't work (with ark). the other packages does
> work normal with ark.
> so where i became the ipkg-utils? ftp-server with the files seems also to be
> down :/
> greets
> ps: just by the way, if someone knows this; is there any library with e-mail-
> support for vala? :)
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