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Old 02-15-2016, 04:58 AM   #1
niravkhera
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unable to install packages using opkg


Hi All
i m working on openwrt project and for that i m using opkg packages manager to install various packages.

whenever i m trying to install any packages using opkg install package name than its showing follwing error. please help me out in that.


root@user-OptiPlex-7010:~/opkg# opkg install luci-theme-bootstrap_git-16.038.37696-9b5724d-1_all.ipk
Collected errors:
* open_outer: Failed to open package 'luci-theme-bootstrap_git-16.038.37696-9b5724d-1_all.ipk': Unrecognized archive format
* pkg_extract_control_file_to_stream: Failed to extract control.tar.gz from package 'luci-theme-bootstrap_git-16.038.37696-9b5724d-1_all.ipk'.
* pkg_init_from_file: Failed to extract control file from luci-theme-bootstrap_git-16.038.37696-9b5724d-1_all.ipk.
 
Old 02-15-2016, 12:24 PM   #2
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See this post about .ipk archives:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1...ting-ipk-files
 
Old 02-15-2016, 11:57 PM   #3
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Hi sixerjman

Thank you for your reply. i just went through the link and i m trying to untar ipk file using ar x command but its showing the folloiwing error.


ar: netifd_2016-02-01-3610a24b218974bdf2d2f709a8af9e4a990c47bd_ar71xx.ipk: File format not recognized

what should i suppose to do for this ?
 
Old 02-16-2016, 08:06 AM   #4
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See:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...618/page2.html

"
Originally Posted by colucix View Post
Regarding the IPK files, they are archived and compressed debian packages meant to be used on embedded systems with limited storage capacity. Usually the archives were created using ar (not tar) so that you can try to list or extract their content using
Code:
ar t file.ipk
ar x file.ipkrespectively. Nowadays ipk packages are managed by opkg.
Actually, although based on deb file format the outer container is not ar (like deb) but a gzipped tar, e.g. inspect the following ipkg-opt_0.99.163-10_arm.ipk.

So to extract the contents you would actually do the following:

Code:
tar xf filename.ipkTo the OP, installing it is another matter and would only be appropriate if you use a system that actually uses .ipk files. What are you actually trying to install, what are you trying to achieve by doing this and what is your distro?
 
Old 02-16-2016, 11:18 PM   #5
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Hi

i m working om IoT board and for that i m using openwrt. i need to install packages for that and i get to know that to install packages in openwrt we need opkg. i m very new in this technology so i dont know anything. i installed opkg and trying to install packages but its giving following error

root@user-OptiPlex-7010:~/opkg# opkg install luci-theme-bootstrap_git-16.038.37696-9b5724d-1_all.ipk
Collected errors:
* open_outer: Failed to open package 'luci-theme-bootstrap_git-16.038.37696-9b5724d-1_all.ipk': Unrecognized archive format
* pkg_extract_control_file_to_stream: Failed to extract control.tar.gz from package 'luci-theme-bootstrap_git-16.038.37696-9b5724d-1_all.ipk'.
* pkg_init_from_file: Failed to extract control file from luci-theme-bootstrap_git-16.038.37696-9b5724d-1_all.ipk.




after that from link which you suggested i got ipk file untar and i found 3 file inside that which are
./debian-binary
./data.tar.gz
./control.tar.gz

now what i suppose to do to install packages?? currenty i m trying to install any random package so i can get to know that how to install package using opkg.
 
  


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