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I have started using CentOS recently. I have some packages which end with .ipk. I need to install a cross compiler and the steps in the compiler's manual says I should do the following:

ipkg install libstdc++6_4.1.2-r10_armv5te.ipk

I have tried to install ipkg or opkg, but it didn't work. Can anyone tell how to install any of them or if there is an alternative to install .ipk file?

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Don't. CentOS has it's own tools. Besides, installing alien tools to blindly follow some "apt-get fi fa fo fum" recipe will fail, the packages are organized differently than in Debian. – vonbrand Mar 11 '14 at 20:26
I got your point. But still I need ipkg can you tell me how to install it ? – Alaa Mar 11 '14 at 20:32
Why do you need ipkg? I'm sure whatever it has in its default repos can be obtained in the EPEL repo as well. – h3rrmiller Mar 11 '14 at 20:53
I have to use to install .ipk files – Alaa Mar 11 '14 at 20:53
If you need a cross compiler, look for that. I doubt you'll find it for CentOS (a server operating system), perhaps you'd have more luck with e.g. Fedora. – vonbrand Mar 15 '14 at 17:01

CentOS is a Redhat-Base distro and uses YUM(Yellowdow Updater Modified) engine, Debian-base distros such as mint, *untu and so on use APT enegine.

For more information about YUM engine you can read : YUM guides

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I know that I have to use yum , my question is how to use it to install ipkg – Alaa Mar 11 '14 at 21:45

ipkg has been replaced by opkg. Download source:

wget http://downloads.yoctoproject.org/releases/opkg/opkg-0.2.1.tar.gz



You really don't have to use apt!

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it didn't work . Also there isn't a file named autoconfigure.sh – Alaa Mar 15 '14 at 14:31

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