Open IPKG packages from command line

Rask Ingemann Lambertsen rask at
Sun Mar 8 20:55:36 CET 2009

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 10:10:14AM +0100, Kasper Johansen wrote:
> Hi list.
> Is it possible to extract a IPK-package (some_package.ipk)? I do not 
> want to install anything - just inspect the package on my Ubuntu-machine.

   man dpkg-deb

> I have been able to extract some packages by using "tar -zxvf" after 
> renaming the extension to tar.gz - though I cant with all packages (and 
> I dont know why).

   Because they are not supposed to be gzipped tar archives. The ones you
can extract with "tar -zxvf" are broken.

Rask Ingemann Lambertsen
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