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opkg (open package management) is a lightweight package management system based upon ipkg. It is written in C and resembles Advanced Packaging Tool (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]

Developer(s)Alejandro del Castillo, Paul Barker, Thomas Wood, Tick Chen, Graham Gower
Preview release
0.4.1 / June 11, 2019; 3 months ago (2019-06-11)[1]
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Written inC
Operating systemLinux
TypePackage management system
LicenseGPL v2

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.


  1. ^ "opkg - Opkg lightweight package management system".
  2. ^ "Opkg Package Manager". OpenWrt. 2018-06-23. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  3. ^ "Openmoko: Opkg". 2010-06-29. Archived from the original on 2016-10-05. Retrieved 2016-10-03. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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