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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 5:00 pm 
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I have just slapped ipkg-mk on some spare webspace.

ipkg-mk is a script to simplify the correct building of .ipk packages. It uses a package prototype description file as input, which follows the Unix System V Release 4 package prototype format as much as possible. ipkg-mk comes with man page documentation. In order to read man pages on the LS, you need a man clone, so I also slapped awman on the server. And since awman needs a formater, I also packed awf and slapped it on the server, too :-)

You also need ipkg and ipkg-build (from the ipkg-utils). I didn't upload them, because they are already available elsewere.

Ok, to use ipkg-mk for building packages you need to

1. Download and install ipkg (unpack it in the root directory)


2. Download the ipkg-utils, extract the ipkg-build script out of the archive and place it in /usr/bin


3. Install the awf package

ipkg install http://people.freenet.de/lsnix/LinkStation/awf_0.1-1_all.ipk

4. Install the [aw]man package

ipkg install http://people.freenet.de/lsnix/LinkStation/awman_0.1-1_all.ipk

5. Install ipkg-mk

ipkg install http://people.freenet.de/lsnix/LinkStation/ipkg-mk_0.2-1_all.ipk

6. Study the documentation

man ipkg-mk
man ipkg-prototype

And for the formater and man

man awf
man man
man -s 7 man
man ms

To speed up man, create a user and group 'man', set up cat directories and view the man pages once as root. This will create cashed preformated versions which view much faster.

In addition, you can also install the tool ipkg-proto, which helps to convert a directory structure into a prototype file for ipkg-mk.

ipkg install http://people.freenet.de/lsnix/LinkStation/ipkg-proto_0.1-1_all.ipk

PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:28 am 
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Did you create this yourself?

PS: Thanks for all the help with the ipkg how-to article.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:22 pm 
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awf was posted to comp.sources.unix, v23, issue 27 in 1990 by some Henry Spencer. I just did some minor changes and re-packed is as an ipk. awman and ipgk-mk are my own original quick hacks.

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