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The system I am using has no package installer in the root fs image. How do I install opkg itself? I can't find a link to the x86 binaries.

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What unix variant is that? How did you install your system? – Gilles Nov 9 '10 at 0:29

It probably doesn't exist.

According to its website, opkg is a package manager aimed specifically towards embedded systems. If you've installed a flavor of linux to your desktop PC, said flavor will have come with a package manager of its own.

Without knowing which distribution or version of linux you installed, it's very hard to be more specific; all I can suggest is looking at the website of whatever distribution you installed.

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There aren't x86 binaries, because it's really aimed at embedded devices and the like. You'll have to compile the source yourself: http://code.google.com/p/opkg/source/browse/

It does beg the question though... If it's an x86 machine, why not just use apt/dpkg?

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The choice between dpkg, opkg, rpm, pkg_add, etc, has nothing to do with the CPU type and everything to do with the distribution. – Gilles Nov 9 '10 at 18:38

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