Make the .opk as the default file extension

Marek Lindner marek at
Mon Jul 28 19:39:53 CEST 2008

On Tuesday, 29. July 2008 01:22:31 Michael 'Mickey' Lauer wrote:
> To me, it's much more confusing that the very same file format has two
> different extensions than that a program .foo deals with files .bar.

Welcome in the unix world - you can name your files however you want it. 

> Besides, do you realize the impact of this change? As Richard mentioned, it
> will make a bunch of things really nasty. Plus, you are risking Poky and
> OpenEmbedded no longer being able to use opkg, which would certainly be a
> loss for Openmoko.

Do you realize that you still can use ipk files ? Openmoko wants to use "opk" 
as extension other can use their preferred extension. AFAIK ".deb" was also 
supported and now opkg supports "opk" as well.

Of couse, Poky and OpenEmbedded are free to choose the packet manager they 
like best. As every other community project Openmoko listens to 
_constructive_ hints to make the code better. I can't see your point - help 
me with that. No need for dramatic scenes. We are here and listen.

Besides, Richards point had been adressed before you answered.


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