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Preamble for OpenSlug
If you are using OpenSlug, before attempting to run ipkg, install or use a package, or update the list of packages, make sure that you have installed a hard drive or memory stick and "turnup" to it. Failure to do so may fill your NSLU2's internal Flash RAM with too much data and not allow it to reboot. To recover, follow the Recover From A Bad Flash process.
What are Packages?
In general, packages are commonly-available software programs that we have simply ported to the NSLU2. The effort to do this work is provided by the volunteer NSLU2 Linux community.
If you have a question on how to use a particular package, please use Google or something to search for the general documentation about the package before asking questions that are not specific to the NSLU2 port of the package. For example, Google "man tar" for information on how to use the "tar" application.
How To Use ipkg
You can update your ipkg database on the slug with
To check out a list of available packages, use
To see the packages you already have installed, use
To install a new package, use
The complete package list is also available here.
The package format is compatible between the all versions of the Unslung firmware. Some packages have also been ported to the Asus WL-series of wireless routers.
If you have problems downloading ipkg updates and your slug is behind a router, via the webinterface advanced -> LAN make sure gateway setting is correct.
Package Sources and Locations
The Unslung package repository can be found at http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/ipkg
To find ipkgs that have already been made : http://ipkgfind.nslu2-linux.org
Package descriptions are at http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/ipkg/Packages Natively compiled (unslung-feeds) package descriptions are at http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/unslung/native/Packages
These packages require you to be running the Unslung firmware (which is currently in beta testing, and can be built from source, or downloaded from the NSLU2 SourceForge project area if you want to help with the beta testing).
Can't Find A Package You Want?
If there is a package you would like that is not part of unslung already, you have two options: You can contribute it yourself (to learn more, see AddAPackageToUnslung). Or you can add it to the PackageWishList and hope that someone else provides it.
Found A Bug?
If you find any problems with the packages, please report them to the nslu2-linux mailinglist.
Please search the wiki to see if your problem is a known problem with a workaround.
The easiest way to find a maintainer is to look at the cvs log - "cvs log make/foo.mk" - for package foo. This will tell you who originally checked in the package and who has modified it since. The usernames in the cvs log are @users.sourceforge.net addresses.
Specific Package Details
More details are available for the following packages: Note: [g2] just playing around with formatting
Todo: please add details of other packages
NOTE: The complete package list is available here.