I have noticed several posts relating to issues with using
opkg to install packages.
So I thought some reminders/hints relating to its usage may be appropriate:
opkgdoes NOT remember its package list over a reboot/power off. Therefore it is essential that before trying to install a package you do:
then try the install again
Some of the repositories in
/etc/opkg/distfeeds.confare commented out and the package you want may be in one of these commented out repositories. So, edit this file and rerun
opkg updatebefore trying to down load a package that has failed.
Not sure why some are commented out, probably systems still in a bit of a state of flux pending updates.
The following command is your friend when looking for what you want:
opkg list | grep <partial-name>
<partial-name>is part of what you think the package may be called.
This will give you a list of all packages that have
<partial-name>somewhere in their name.
A package is not always called exactly what you think it might be
to get a list of all the
opkgoptions and commands and spend a bit of time exploring them and their usages.