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

Stefan Monnier monnier at iro.umontreal.ca
Thu Mar 12 03:16:06 CET 2009

>> 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
> http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Debian).

Also, it would probably be preferable for those packages to have a name
that makes it clear that they're not "real".  E.g. you might call them
something like "adapter-opkg-<foo>", and then have them provide the
required feature.


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