Best way to add dev libs and headers to toolchains?

Jim Morris ml at
Tue Aug 19 06:32:21 CEST 2008

It seems that

dpkg-deb -X gpsd-dev_2.34-r9_armv4t.ipk /usr/local/openmoko/arm/arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi

may do the trick for simple ipk
s without scripts.

Jim Morris wrote:
> Ok so I want to add some libs and header files to one of the various toolchains I have.
> I use both the Qtopia toolchain and the openmoko toolchain (Mokomakefile already has them).
> I could manually copy the .so and .h files, but that is tedious and error prone, plus you always 
> need to ln -s the .so.
> I have a *-dev.ipk package with everything in it, so it would be nice if I could do an opkg install 
> to the toolchain on my workstation.
> I see the wiki has a way to build a new library under the OM toolchain, but I don't need to build it 
> as I already have it built as an ipk.
> Could I use dpkg on my Ubuntu system to unpack and install the ipk? It seems to be dpkg compatible, 
> but I'd need to tell it where to install. (I'm not a dpkg expert)
> The library in question is gpsd-dev_2.34-r9_armv4t.ipk, although the question is more generic as I 
> run into this a lot.
> Thanks
> Jim

Jim Morris,

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