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To run Optware on Debian 5 armel, follow these instructions. It is useful when you want packages not natively in the Debian package repositories, or want a more up to date version.

  • Download and install ipkg
# wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk
# tar -xOvzf ipkg-opt_*_arm.ipk ./data.tar.gz | tar -C / -xzvf -
  • Edit /opt/etc/ipkg.conf to point to the feed location, you can use any editor you like, or use the sed script below
# sed -i -e '/^dest root/i src local http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/stable/' /opt/etc/ipkg.conf
  • Then execute
# /opt/bin/ipkg update

You can then use "/opt/bin/ipkg install target".

If you want to use just ipkg install, add /opt/bin to your PATH. You will probably find this useful, but beware of duplicate named programs!

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Originally by Reedy.
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