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Developer(s) Paul Barker, Thomas Wood, Tick Chen, Graham Gower
Stable release 0.3.0 / May 28, 2015; 3 years ago (2015-05-28)[1]
Development status Active
Written in C
Operating system Linux
Platform Cross-platform
Type Package management system
License GPL v2
Website git.yoctoproject.org/cgit/cgit.cgi/opkg/

Opkg (Open PacKaGe Management) is a lightweight package management system based upon ipkg. It is written in C and resembles APT/dpkg in operation. It is intended for use on embedded Linux devices and is used in this capacity in the OpenEmbedded and OpenWrt projects.[2]

Opkg was originally forked from ipkg by the Openmoko project.[3] More recently, development of opkg has moved from its old Google Code repository to Yocto Project where it is actively maintained again.

Opkg packages use the .ipk extension.


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  2. "Opkg Package Manager in OpenWrt". OpenWrt. Retrieved 2014-07-03.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Openmoko's Opkg page".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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