[debian] Installing *.ipk/*.opk part 1: Dependencies

Stefan Monnier monnier at iro.umontreal.ca
Thu Mar 12 02:05:27 CET 2009

>>>>> "Rask" == Rask Ingemann Lambertsen <rask at sygehus.dk> writes:

>    When installing opk/ipk packages from e.g. http://www.opkg.org/, there
> will be problems with unmet dependencies because Debian uses other
> package names for some of the packages providing the dependencies. I've
> created a few small packages which create a mapping of the package names so
> tricks like --force-depends/--ignore-depends should not be necessary. See:

> http://nospamnospam.homepage.dk/software/download/oedepmappings/

>    It works as a repository too if you run this as root:

> # echo 'deb http://nospamnospam.homepage.dk/software/download/oedepmappings/ /' >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/ril-oedepmappings.list

You might want to add a note about it to
http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOnFreeRunner (or maybe


PS: I wish those two pages were merged into one.

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